Hong Leong Foundation together with SEEDS Training kicked off the first Scholars Enrichment Camp for 2015 kicked in Cherengin Hills Spa & Resort with a total of forty-four students attending. These students compromise mostly of students studying in universities located in the Klang Valley were bundled into teams the moment they arrived in Cherengin. The reason for this was for the scholars to strengthen the bonds of camaraderie and this was done through the challenges […]
As the philanthropic arm for the Hong Leong Group, we’re excited to announce the release of its 2014 Sustainability Report. The Hong Leong Group is committed to being a responsible corporate organisation with a focus on performance, creating value beyond profits and harnessing positive social impact on communities. This report is published to provide a clear overview of the Group’s social, economic and environmental performance accomplishments in the last 2 years with the aim to […]
For #TFMWeek 2014, Teach for Malaysia invited a diverse group of industry leaders to enter the classrooms of Malaysia’s high needs schools to teach and inspire the students to do more than dream. Our own team members Sue and Jasmin were given the opportunity to participate and co-teach in a few classes – here are their thoughts on their one-day teaching experience. Sue, Cikgu-for-a-day, SMK Jalan Reko, Kajang “The most insightful part for me was […]
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 […]
“The new kitchen has given us the space we so badly needed so as to be able to separate the resident’s kitchen from the microenterprise kitchen. With this separation, besides training those in our residential programme, we are able to reach out to some poor women who work flexi-hours in order to supplement their family income. With the new equipment we are also able to increase production and it is good to see the women grow […]