With all that has been happening with the weather and health situation, Honda Malaysia decided to do its bit and chip in to help Malaysians. The company has been reaching out to local communities affected by the flooding as well as the economic fallout from the pandemic.
For the victims of the recent floods in Pahang, Honda Malaysia distributed necessities, including Flood Safety Kits, to about 500 families. It also handed out face masks to schools and laptops to underprivileged students earlier. To address the urgent need of having necessary tools for online learning, the company had arranged for laptops to be delivered to four secondary schools in Melaka. The laptops were given to students who come from low income families and lack devices for Home-Based Teaching and Learning (PdPR) classes.
Honda Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Toichi Ishiyama said, “The on-going battle with COVID-19 has been a great challenge for students to keep up with their studies, especially those from low income backgrounds. With the new norm, students have no choice but to opt for online schooling. Devices such as computers become a necessity for students to cope with distance learning and this has affected students who have limited access to technology devices. We hope through our contribution the students will have a better study environment and be more motivated to continue their education.
“Honda strives to be a company that society wants to exist. Thus, Honda wants to be with the community always, during good and bad times, coming ‘Together As One’ with Malaysians. In addition to the laptops to students, we provided 500 boxes of face masks to 10 primary schools and 10 secondary schools in Melaka. Each school was allocated with 1,000 pieces of face masks for the students to remain protected and adhere to the health safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).”
Further, Honda Malaysia also extended help with the provision of essential items such as 1,000 pieces of face shields to frontliners at Hospital Queen Elizabeth in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
All distributions conducted by Honda Malaysia were in compliance with all health and safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).