Go Back to School Safely

Carlsberg Malaysia pledges RM1.6 million support for the second consecutive year to create a worry-free learning environment in anticipation of classes resuming

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Carlsberg Malaysia is upgrading its contribution to the Malaysian Ministry of Education's (MOE) School Attendance Programme with the help of ISRAK Solution’s equipment for schools

In the shared fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Carlsberg Malaysia has pledged RM1.6 million for the second consecutive year via its ‘Safer Schools’ campaign to provide a safer learning environment as students and teachers resume physical classes in October.

This year’s campaign comes on the heels of the announcement by the Ministry of Education that physical classes will resume on 3rd October in phases to avoid further learning loss and increased challenges for home-learning with a priority for students’ safety on school grounds.

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Stefano Clini, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia said the Safer Schools campaign aims to alleviate parents’ and teachers’ worries

Stefano Clini, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia, said, “At Carlsberg Malaysia, we stand fast on our purpose of Brewing for a Better Today and Tomorrow for the communities we operate in. While Malaysia has had excellent progress for vaccinations toward herd immunity, there is still a high degree of hesitance and uncertainty amongst parents and teachers for the resumption of physical classes. Our Safer Schools campaign aims to alleviate these fears and mitigate infection risks with our contribution that complements strict health and safety procedures in our joint efforts with educators, parents, and the Ministries of Education and Health against COVID-19 for safer learning environments.”

In response to the ministry’s focus on the safe reopening of schools, Carlsberg Malaysia is upgrading its contribution this year with ISRAK Solution’s contact-free, facial-recognition infrared thermometers to help schools digitalise attendance for contact tracing and efficiently monitoring students’ temperatures upon arrival. The brewer is also partnering with WonderKlean, a CUCKOO Healthy Home brand under CUCKOO International (MAL) Sdn Bhd to provide full disinfection services for schools with reported COVID-19 positive cases within 48 hours.

In total, Carlsberg Malaysia’s RM1.6 million commitment includes the donation of 622 facial recognition infrared thermometers and disinfection services for up to 100 schools. In addition to contributions in-kind, this year’s campaign will be launched with a catchy Safer Schools song with lyrics in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil.

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Safer Schools provides pandemic preventive measures so that students can understand the importance of personal cleanliness while also improving their physical and mental health, according to Pearl Lai, Carlsberg Malaysia’s Corporate Affairs Director

Pearl Lai, Corporate Affairs Director of Carlsberg Malaysia, commented, “Prolonged school closures have impacted schoolchildren’s learning, health and well-being with UNICEF  estimating a staggering in-class learning loss of 1.8 trillion hours since the global pandemic began. Our donation, coupled with the creation of this song with music video, aims to address both the calls for classes to resume and the inevitable anxiety by focusing on the positive measures we all can take in our shared fight against the pandemic. Through this simple song and dance that can be performed with friends and teachers at school, schoolchildren can enjoy a simple stress-reducing workout, learn about the importance of personal hygiene and pandemic-defence measures, and ultimately promote good physical and mental health.”

During the campaign, disinfection services for schools in ‘red zones’ and over 2,000 handheld thermometres were given to more than 1,400 Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools nationwide.

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The brewer is also partnering with WonderKlean, a CUCKOO Healthy Home brand under CUCKOO International (MAL) Sdn Bhd to provide full disinfection services within 48 hours for up to 100 schools with reported COVID-19 positive cases

Carlsberg Malaysia’s Safer Schools campaign is open to applications from public primary schools in the Peninsular of Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. Applications for facial-recognition infrared thermometers are open from 27th September 2021 to the 11th of October 2021. Meanwhile, disinfection services can be made in the event COVID-19 positive cases are reported at schools.

Schools interested to apply are required to obtain consent from their respective President of the Board of Governors or Parent-Teacher Associations and submit applications via forms available at www.CarlsbergMalaysia.com.my/Covid-19/Safer-Schools-2021.

For more information, contact Andel Khoo (019-356 3909 /andel.cc.khoo@carlsberg.asia) Ng Choon Siang (019-243 6876 /choonsiang.ng@carlsberg.asia ) or Nicholas Tan (012-940 8607/ nicholas.eh.tan@carlsberg.asia).