Lafarge Malayan Cement Awards Academic Achievers and Grant Bursaries to Students in Langkawi, Kedah

18.10.2012
 


Education is the key that unlocks the door to success.  Success belongs to those who are diligent.  Eighteen students from six schools in Langkawi, Kedah could attest to it and reaped the fruits of their labour when Lafarge Malayan Cement (LMC) recognised their efforts and achievements through the Academic Excellence Awards programme where these students were rewarded in the form of cash and a certificate at an award presentation ceremony held at Sekolah Kilim, Jalan Air Hangat, Langkawi today.

 

In addition to the Academic Excellence Awards, LMC handed out Bursary Awards to 44 students who were from low-income families. These students received cash between RM400 and RM500 each to help ease their families’ financial burden and at the same time, provide the students with a piece of mind to concentrate and excel in their studies.

 

The District Education Officer for Langkawi, Tuan Haji Halim bin Mansor, was the guest of honour at the presentation ceremony and presented the bursary awards to the deserving students on behalf of LMC.

 

The Schools Project is an integral component of LMC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated to recognise students with outstanding results in their UPSR and SPM examinations, and to help lessen the burden of deserving students from low-income families.  Over and above its social obligations, LMC hopes to instil the importance of academic achievements and the spirit to pursue excellence amongst the younger generation.

 

The six schools covered in Langkawi are

 

1 SK Ewa
2 SK Kilim
3 SK Seri Lagenda
4 SK Penghulu Ahmad
5 SK Ulu Melaka
6 SMK Ayer Hangat

 

In 2011, a total of 280 students benefitted from this initiative with 192 students awarded the Lafarge Malaysian Cement’s Bursary Awards and 88 students received the Excellence Awards. To date, this annually sustained effort has helped over 3,000 academic achievers and deserving students from low-income families valued at more than RM2million since its inception in 1997.

 

Over the years, the programme is being increasingly regarded by the participating schools as a pillar of support in their endeavours to interest and encourage their students to excel in their studies.  Evidently, the programme has assisted in garnering improved results from students through its supportive role of instilling enthusiasm and pride in pursuing academic excellence.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad was incorporated in 1950 and it built the country’s first cement plant in 1953. Lafarge is the leader in Malaysia's building materials industry. Currently, Lafarge operates three integrated cement plants, a cement grinding station, 34 ready-mixed concrete plants, five aggregates quarries and employs over 1,500 people. Lafarge offers a range of cement and concrete products and other building materials, for sustainable developments in infrastructure, residential, commercial and public works. Through its commitment to the development of materials and the advancement of sustainable construction systems, Lafarge Malaysia is poised to become “The Preferred Supplier of Sustainable Solutions to Build Malaysia Together”.

 

Additional information is available on the web site at www.lafarge.com.my

 

Located in 64 countries with 68,000 employees, Lafarge is a world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in its Cement, Aggregates & Concrete businesses. In 2011, Lafarge posted sales of 15.3 billion euros. For the second year in a row, Lafarge ranked amongst the top-10 of 500 companies evaluated by the "Carbon Disclosure Project" in recognition of their strategy and actions against global warming. With the world's leading building materials research facility, Lafarge places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.

Additional information is available on the web site at www.lafarge.com

 

CONTACTS

Syed Muhammad Syed Nadzir
Public Affairs Director
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Email: Syed-Muhammad.Syed-Nadzir@my.lafarge.com

 

Janet Lim
Manager, Investor Relations & Communications
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