On 25th September 2019, more than 432 students and educators of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Meranti were engaged in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme organised jointly by Public Works Department (PWD) and Roadcare (M) Sdn Bhd (Roadcare), a subsidiary of Protasco Berhad to increase their awareness on road safety, as well as to receive schooling assistance.
A representative from PWD spoke on safety conducts as road users, followed by demonstrations and other road safety tips. A contribution of RM5,000.00 were presented to the school for infrastructure improvements.
As a pioneer and specialist in road construction and maintenance in Malaysia, Roadcare continues to engage with its stakeholders via strategic Corporate Social Responsibility programmes. This event is part of a series of initiatives that Roadcare undertakes consistently every year.
The Road Safety Awareness Programme was launched by Deputy Director General of Infra Sector, PWD YBhg Tn Hj Zulakmal b Hj Sufian, who witnessed a handover of the schooling assistance by Roadcare to 52 underprivileged students at the school. The recipients each received a contribution worth RM120, which include a school bag, stationeries and pocket money. All students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Meranti received school stationery supplies at the event.
YBhg Dato’ Wan Imran Wan Omar, Chief Operating Officer of Maintenance Division for Protasco Berhad shared at the event, “Protasco and Roadcare has a clear mission to ensure that local community benefits from such educational programmes. The company recognises the significance of education and how it plays a huge role in shaping a brighter future, hence all of Protasco’s subsidiaries are encouraged to run similar efforts as a way to show gratitude while extending our services to those within our operative areas”.
Sustainability has a big place in Protasco’s operations. Similar programmes has been organised to work as a platform not just to engage with the locals and present the contributions to the less fortunate, but to also heighten awareness on the importance of keeping each other safe, especially on the road.