An online collaboration between Groupon Malaysia, Miss Universe Malaysia Organisation and Grim Film to create greater awareness and support for 17 Malaysian charity organizations saw 14,098 people contributing a total of over RM140,980 (US$45,959) to the ‘Be The Difference’ campaign.
Schneider Electric has received a CSR award for its initiatives in energy efficiency education in Malaysia 2012,from the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recognizing its work in in educating and promoting green energy and sustainability to various stakeholders.
Social Innovation (SI) Camp will be in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 9-11, marking the event’s first visit to Asia. The Call for Ideas submission period closes on Oct 19.
Among the fun side events at next week’s Hack In The Box security conference and hacker meet-up (HITBSecConf) in Kuala Lumpur would be one with a social impact too – a charity auction whose proceeds will go forward to aid needy cancer patients in Malaysia.
The Community Chest, an independent, not-for–profit non-governmental charitable organization set up by the private sector to focus on education, has partnered with Dell to launch an E-Classroom program.
A new information and communication technology (ICT) training program for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been launched by the Asean Foundation, funded by Microsoft as part of its global YouthSpark initiative.
Rhea Althea Guntalilib, a blind computer programmer working at Smart Communications, said it is understandable for organizations to have apprehensions about employing the visually impaired, but believes it would be well worth the effort.
Thousands of Malaysians contributed RM110,040 (US$34,930) within 12 days in the recently concluded Donate RM10 for Nutritious Food for a Child and Family in Asia Groupon campaign in support of World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine 2012 project.
Groupon Malaysia has announced its support for the 30-Hour Famine 2012 by World Vision Malaysia, an annual initiative to raise awareness and support for millions of undernourished children and their families.
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.