President of the Federation of Chinese Associations Sarawak Datuk Richard Wee (centre) with from second left Executive Advisor of the Federation of Chinese Associations Sarawak and Federation of the Chinese Associations Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Division Michael Teo, Carlsberg Malaysia's Senior Sales Manager in Kuching Aylmer Wee, from left Advisor of the Federation of Chinese Associations Sarawak Zhang Hong Kun, President of the Association of the Board of Management of Added Chinese Primary Schools of Sarawak Jonathan Chai having a photograph with the recipients of the thermometers after the ceremony.

KUCHING: Carlsberg Malaysia has donated 372 thermometers to 186 vernacular schools in the state, as an added level of assurance for the safety of students upon the reopening of schools through their Safer School Campaign.

Each school received two thermometers so that the safeties of students are ensured for parents, teachers and students when classes reopen during recovery movement control order (RMCO).

The Safer School Campaign initiative is part of Carlsberg Malaysia’s extraordinary measures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

President of The Federation of the Chinese Association Kuching, Samarahan and Serian division, Datuk Richard Wee thanked the company for their contribution.

Besides that, Wee also highlighted that the campaign was in line with the partnership between the Federation Chinese Associations of Malaysia and Carlsberg Malaysia.

“I would like to thank Carlsberg Malaysia for their commendable effort to fulfil their corporate social responsibility (CSR) for their donation of thermometers and providing disinfection services for schools located at high risk areas.

“In Sarawak, the association will assist to distribute the thermometers to schools —both primary and secondary — throughout the state,” he said in his speech during the handover ceremony at The Federation of Chinese Associations, Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Division on Saturday (June 20).

Carlsberg Malaysia’s senior sales manager (Kuching), Aylmer Wee said that the company believed their initiative for safer school environments as timely and invaluable contribution —in line with their purpose of ‘Brewing Today and Tomorrow’.

“We are doubly appreciative of the support of our consumers, customers and communities in Sarawak, are humbled to contribute towards recovery as a society through this gesture,” he stated in his speech.

The Safer School contribution — that was announced in April — has extended to accommodate all applications throughout Malaysia by donating 3,600 thermometers — a total of 1,440 schools in the country.

Also present at the handover ceremony were the President of The Association of the Boards of Management of Aided Chinese Primary School in Sarawak, Jonathan Chai; executive advisor of the Federal of Chinese Association Sarawak, Michael Teo; and advisor of the Federal of Chinese Association Sarawak, Zhang Hong Kun.

Representatives such as teachers and headmasters from schools in Kuching, Samarahan and Serian division were also present at the ceremony.