Two schools in Sungai Petani, Kedah will participate in Eco-Schools Malaysia Programme with solar energy focus
Solarpack has signed an agreement with Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF) with the aim of helping Malaysia to achieve carbon neutrality. The collaboration will see Solarpack partnering with GGAF to deliver the Eco-Schools Programme to the schools with a focus on Solar Energy, as well as contributing to the development of Solar Energy modules for the students.
This initiative demonstrates Solarpack's commitment to the communities in which the company operates. The 3-year project will impact more than 400 students from SK (T) Palanisamy Kumaran and SK (T) Saraswathy.
Mr. Chan Kok Hoe, Head of South East Asia of Solarpack, shared his aspiration during the sponsorship announcement event at Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC) office. “This initiative highlights Solarpack's commitment to education and sustainable development. It will provide the students with the necessary knowledge about solar photovoltaic energy and hopefully spark their interest in renewable energy. We will continue to support such initiatives and use our experience to create value for the local communities, especially among the younger generation.”
Executive Director of GGAF, Ir. Ts. Dr. Mahadi Mohamad, praised Solarpack’s decision in his speech. He reiterated, “All partners of the ESP in Malaysia have the opportunity to take their collaboration to greater heights. Even their employees can be part of the programme for community engagement, module development, speaking opportunities, or volunteerism. We want companies to embark on a meaningful ESG journey, especially in the social and environmental pillars.
“The Eco-Schools Programme is promising at the global level, it has a future. And starting with Eco-Schools Malaysia, we are very comfortable working with Green Growth Asia Foundation” said Faraheda Ariff, Business Developer of Solarpack’s Malaysia office.
The Green Growth Asia Foundation targets 1000 Eco-Schools to be established in Malaysia by 2025. It needs support from various partners such as the State Education Departments, local authorities, government agencies, universities, and the private sector to realize this goal.
MGTC has supported ESP and GGAF’s efforts by raising awareness through briefing sessions and activities with industry players. CEO of MGTC, Ts. Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor said, “We are pleased to match industries with initiatives that will empower businesses to create partnerships for sustainability to reduce their environmental footprint, strengthen their reputation, and improve operational and financial performance. Echoing the theme of this year's Global Education Day, 'to invest in people, prioritize education,’ MGTC believes the ESP will provide a great opportunity for Solarpack to get involved and show their 100% commitment to supporting all activities that will create sustainability awareness to the young generation.”