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Forest City Contributes Rm550,000 To Revitalise A 100-Year Old Local Village School

Forest City Adopted School Revitalisation Programme Handover Ceremony – SK Tanjong Adang has been held on 13th November, 2018 – The 119 students and 19 school staff at SK Tanjung Adang get to enjoy the newly refurbished school facilities just in time before the school term ends.

Photo 1: Kota Iskandar state assemblyman officially launches the Revitalisation of SK Tanjong Adang programme, an adopted school of Forest City

Country Garden Pacificview (CGPV) Sdn Bhd, the developer of Forest City recently forked out RM550,000 to revitalise the 100-year old school in Gelang Patah, Johor. Apart from the funding, Forest City own in house project, landscape, design and construction team were also hands on involved in the revitalisation project.

As part of Forest City’s long-term plan to uplift the quality education especially in the rural areas, SK Tanjung Adang is the first of the 7 schools adopted by Forest City that undergoes the Forest City School Revitalisation Project. It is an on-going programme that will assess the needs of a school and provide the necessity. Stakeholders such as teachers, students and local council are engaged throughout the entire process.

Photo 2: SK Tanjong Adang principal Noriah Md Jidin with students and staff of Forest City at the school.

School principal Noriah Md Jidin said the children are proud of their school and their enthusiasm to come to school has increased after the revitalisation works were completed.

Noriah said the renovation included repairing the staircases, repainting the school facade and refurbishing the mural, common areas, security guardhouse and sport facilities which featured a muhibbah theme.

“We are really thankful to Forest City for having selected Tg Adang as one of its adopted schools which enabled us to enjoy this privilege.” she said.

Country Garden and Forest City Director of Strategy Ng Zhu Hann in his speech said that education and poverty alleviation have always been the hallmarks of Forest City and the Country Garden Group.

“Apart from taking care of the villages and community near our development, we are planning to expand this initiative to other areas in Johor as we believe education will change one’s destiny,” Ng said.

Photo3: (from left) Peng Guo Qiang (Forest City Project General Manager), Ng Zhu Hann (Forest City Strategy Director), Dzulkefly Ahmad (Kota Iskandar assemblyman), Noriah Md Jidin (school principal of SK Tanjong Adang) and Dr Qiu Li Peng (Forest City Landscape Director) at the event.

“It is also important to empower the local community, especially the B40 and M40.  A conducive learning environment is important so that the children can study well, and the teachers can teach effectively while the parents can have peace of mind knowing that the children are in a safe environment.

“We are glad we can play a role in the community through our technological know-how in building and renovation. Forest City will continue to align with the government’s calling for more public-private partnership in overall economic activities and social development, especially the upgrading of education infrastructure as per Budget 2019 announced by YB Lim Guan Eng, Minister of Finance recently.” he said, adding that the renovation works began on Sept 15 and ended on Oct 31.

Photo 4: Ng Zhu Hann receiving the certificate of appreciation from the school for Forest City’s contribution to the community.

Youth education and empowerment, societal development and environmental awareness are the three pillars of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

Meanwhile, State Housing and Rural Development committee chairman YB Dzulkefly Ahmad who launched the Revitalisation of SK Tg Adang here today, said the state government encourages public-private partnerships, especially CSR programmes that would enhance the lives of the locals.

“The state government fully supports Forest City’s CSR efforts in upgrading the lives of the local folk and ensuring them a brighter future in the era of globalisation,” Dzulkefly said.

Many of the local villagers have also found employment in the Industrialised Building System (IBS) facility which is the largest in Asia. As a strong believer that education is the key to unlock a better future, Forest City will continue to promote education in the State of Johor and Malaysia through these initiatives so that the underprivileged students are given equal opportunities and well-equipped with necessary skills to join the workforce.

Related reports:

Malay:

Hartanah tujuan industri akan gunakan konsep apungan – Karangkraf

Hartanah tujuan industri akan gunakan konsep apungan – Sinar Online

Baik pulih empat sekolah di Gelang Patah – BH online

English:

Forest City developer contributes to revitalisation of century-old school – EdgeProp

Century-old Johor primary school gets boost with help from Forest City developer – Malaymail

Forest City developer contributes to revitalisation of century-old school – TheEdgeMarkets

Forest City developer contributes to revitalisation of century-old school – Klsescreener

Century-old Johor primary school gets boost with help from Forest City developer – JohorBizNetwork

Forest city put a new life to a 100-year old school – the MOLE

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