When flood-affected rural Telok Gong school SJK (C) Lee Min found itself in need of a new canteen roof and new classroom doors and a dedicated smart classroom, they did not have to wait long as OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad’s (OCBC Bank) Operations & Technology staff stepped in to see to the needful.
OCBC Bank’s Operations & Technology staff working together to make the school greener with plants along the classroom corridors
Not only did the OCBC staff from the division come up with the RM45,000 donation from their own pockets to fund the upgrading exercise, 130 of them also lent a helping hand in the refurbishment of the school compound by painting and cleaning it.
According to SJK (C) Lee Min Principal Mdm Tan Pik Lai the canteen roof was in dire need of being replaced alongside several classrooms that needed upgrading.
OCBC Bank’s Operations & Technology colleagues painting the badminton courts so the students can use them
“Our canteen area is a common area used daily by all our 140 students, and it was essential to have the roof replaced to ensure the safety of the students and teachers. The flood earlier in the year had affected us pretty badly and we were at a loss as to how to get things going again. So, we are grateful to OCBC Bank for their kind gesture. They not only assisted in arranging the renovation but also helped out physically by the painting and cleaning of the school compound. We are humbled by their kind gesture. We are also so pleased to have a dedicated smart classroom with proper computer and electronic equipment,” she said.
Mr Tee Kim Kee, Chairman of the School Board of Directors shared a similar sentiment of gratitude: “Upon discussions with the school’s stakeholders, we needed these necessary upgrades due to the recent floods. We are very grateful for the help that OCBC Bank has rendered to our school.”
Speaking on behalf of the Operations & Technology division of OCBC Bank, Chief Operating Officer Mr Lim Yau Seong said, “We hope the exercise brought joy to the students. We are pleased to have done our little part to help our community. The main aim was to ensure the students continue in their education and learning journey in a conducive environment.”
He added that as a banking group with 90 years of giving to communities and as it celebrates the milestone this year, OCBC Bank looks forward to enabling individuals, SMEs and businesses to build a more sustainable future.