Hong Leong Foundation and SOLS Tech THANK everyone for coming out to support this cause at our launch lest TECH CYCLE will not just be another buzz word but a movement that will make a real impact in bridging the digital divide in Malaysia! The programme aims to help bridge the digital divide by up-cycling and re-purposing e-wastes such as old computers, mobile phones and cameras as e-learning tools for underprivileged and disadvantaged communities.
Hong Leong Foundation awarded RM3.2 million in scholarships to 96 scholars at its Scholarship Award Ceremony on 14 December 2012. Due to escalating costs of living, the Foundation has increased its educational aid to 20% across the board for each level of education, which in turn saw the scholarship value increased by 35% from last year. The Foundation has so far funded education opportunities for more than 1,054 scholars via its scholarship programme, at a […]
Five Malaysians have made it to the Forbes Asia list of the region’s 48 most interesting and generous philanthropists. According to forbes.com, Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan, Mohd Kassim Sulong, Miliee Kassim, Tan Sri Dr Mohan Swami and Tan Sri Vincent Tan are on the inaugural Forbes Asia Heroes of Philanthrophy list. Quek, 68, chairs the Hong Leong Foundation, an organisation which gives out US$1.6mil (RM5.1mil) a year in scholarships to undergraduates and disabled students […]
SOLS 24/7 is Malaysian based organisation, with presence in six countries. In ten years, SOLS has impacted the lives of over 80,000 students. The Youth Development Centre in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, provides free training and boarding for disenfranchised youths, acting as an additional social safety net. This Centre transforms young people, instilling in them the “Science of Life” or SOL. SOL’s capacity building includes building confidence, developing leadership skills, emotional intelligence and the ability to […]