Sustainability News & Activities
MYReaders English Literacy Programme
In line with AmBank Group’s sustainability effort and FINCO’s English Proficiency Pillar, which aims to increase English proficiency amongst primary and secondary school students, AmBank Group is partnering with MYReaders to conduct a literacy programme to empower school students with low reading comprehension and proficiency.
With the help from MYReaders’ literacy toolkit, AmBank staff volunteers are able to participate in this sustainable Group CSR efforts and help their mentee improve their reading proficiency in English.
AmKasih – The Lost Food Project
AmBank Group has partnered with The Lost Food Project (TLFP) to reduce food wastage and be part of a collective effort to eliminate hunger among the B40 Community. Through our contribution, the food surplus collection increased, reaching out to 55 charity organisations, including charity homes, community centre and Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) in Klang Valley.
To date, our contribution has helped TLFP in their total collection of 1,239,088 kg food surplus in 2021 and prevented 3,097,605 kg CO2 from entering our atmosphere by diverting food waste.
AmKasih – COVID-19 Assistance Food and Tablet Distribution to B40
AmBank AmKasih distributed food aid for three months, on top of tablet and one-year internet data subscription to two schools in Penang. The beneficiaries from the B40 community were 21 students from SMK Sg Ara and 48 students from SMK Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah.
FINCO Programmes – Financial Literacy (Sharing Session by AmBank Islamic CEO)
Encik Eqhwan Mokhzanee, CEO, AmBank Islamic joined or FINCO’s CEO Volunteering Month: Financial Literacy and shared on ‘how to embark as an adult to earn more, manage finances and avoid bankruptcy’. This initiative is aimed at equipping secondary school students with a better understanding of how to plan for post-secondary school life.
FINCO Programmes – Life Aspiration (Sharing Session by GCEO)
For FINCO’s CEO Volunteering Month: Life Aspiration, Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group CEO AmBank Group, and a member of the FINCO Board has given a talk entitled ‘How to choose your role model/mentor and why is it important’ to secondary school students. This sharing session was aimed at inspiring the students to strive to achieve their full potential in life and encourage them to explore their personal values, life and career goals.
AmKasih – COVID-19 Assistance For Hospitals and Frontliners
AmBank Group in collaboration with PichaEats sponsored over 200 meals daily in total for lunch and dinner to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Putrajaya Hospital frontliners during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
FINCO Programmes – English Literacy
In collaboration with Taylor’s University, FINCO & Teach for Malaysia Alumni Association, AmBank Group organised an English & Financial Literacy Partnership Programme for the B40 community. This concerted effort involved 40 women entrepreneurs and their 19 children from Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) housing areas, in which they attended six classes to build skills in the areas of:
- Financial Literacy & Management
- Fun English Competency
- Emotional Well-Being