Intel gives away half-a-million to schools, NGOs
By Digital News Asia June 15, 2012
- Approximately RM588,000 in Intel Foundation matching grant disbursed
- Intel employees put in 370,000 volunteer hours since 2005
INTEL Malaysia disbursed over RM588,000 (US$185,000) to 47 organisations including schools and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program in a ceremony at Intel Penang.
The amount was raised by the Intel Foundation to match the hours contributed by Intel Involved volunteers throughout 2011.
“Intel Malaysia is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work,” said Robin Martin (pic), vice president of Intel Corporation’s Technology Manufacturing Group and managing director of Intel Malaysia.
“It heartens me tremendously to see my colleagues pitching in time and energy into enriching the local community through skills-based activities like teaching math and science, basic computing skills and entrepreneurship,” he added.
Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program (IIMGP), Intel Malaysia employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talent to qualified non-profit and non-governmental organizations, in addition to schools.
Since its inception in 2005, Intel Foundation in Malaysia has disbursed approximately RM4 million (US$1.3 million) in funds to its beneficiaries for various projects, amounting to over 370,000 in volunteer hours by Intel employees in Malaysia.
“Last year, over RM588,000 was raised with the Intel Foundation matching US$4 for every volunteer hour contributed by our Intel Involved volunteers. From this year onwards, the Intel Foundation has committed to raising the matching grant to US$5 for every volunteer hour contributed.” said Martin.