Allianz Malaysia provides 10,000 pairs of schools shoes to underserved communities
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Allianz Malaysia continues its School Shoes Project in rural parts of Sarawak this week.
Allianz Malaysia delivered 4,073 pairs of school shoes to the underserved communities in 11 districts in Sarawak as part of its School Shoes Project. The 11 districts are Bau, Padawan, Lundu, Sri Aman, Lubok Antu, Samarahan, Serian, Simunjan, Saratok, Betong and Kuching.
The initiative saw students aged 7 to 12 from 20 primary schools identified by the Sarawak State Education Department receive the brand new custom made school shoes.
“Allianz Malaysia recently embarked on this project last month. Many would probably ask, why school shoes? It is a basic necessity that is often overlooked. Some children in the interior part of the state do not have proper footwear to protect their feet when going to school. We hope that through this project, we can help assure the safety, protection and hygiene of the children as well as lessen the burden of their parents and thus make their journey to school a more comfortable and happy one,” said Ng Siew Gek, Head of Allianz4Good Department, for Allianz Malaysia Berhad.
On 5 October 2016, Allianz Malaysia hand delivered 328 pairs of shoes to SK Maludam, 147 pairs to SK Semarang and 100 pairs to SK Spinang in Betong, whereas 48 pairs were delivered to SK Batang Maro in Saratok on 6 October.
The delivery of the shoes to these schools were made in the presence of the District Education Officers of Betong and Saratok districts as well as the respective school Headmasters/Headmistresses.
“There is nothing more wonderful than to see the smile on the faces of the children when they received the shoes,” added Ng.
Last month, out of 5,468 pairs of school shoes allocated for Sabah, Allianz Malaysia hand-delivered a total of 300 pairs to the indigenous community supported by PACOS Trust, a community-based organisation that aids indigenous communities in Sabah. Subsequently, 49 pairs were handed to the students of SK Bambangan in Tambunan, 63 pairs to the students of SK Lintuhun Baru in Keningau and 137 pairs to SK Pekan Pensiangan in Nabawan.
The remaining 459 pairs will be distributed to the underserved communities in Peninsular Malaysia.