Encourages digital inclusion with the contribution of 200 tablets to school children

(L-R) Lum Joy Deng, Chief Corporate Development Officer of Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd,  Praba Sangarajoo, Chief Executive Officer of Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd, YB Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications and Digital, Alan Ni, Chief Executive Officer of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd, Danny Chua, Chief Commercial Officer of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd and Mohd Herman Sarbini, Chief Operating Officer of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd at the recent Touch ‘n Go Group buka puasa event with residents of Seri Pantai PPR.

Touch ‘n Go Group, together with the Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament’s Office have organised a buka puasa event recently with the residents of the Seri Pantai PPR, the oldest PPR in Lembah Pantai.

The event was hosted by YB Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications and Digital who is also Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament and Praba Sangarajoo, Chief Executive Officer of Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd. Also in attendance were Zulkifli Hassan, the head of PPR Seri Pantai Residents’ Association, Muhammad Talib and the head of Rukun Tetangga Seri Pantai Block 100. They were joined by the senior management and staff of the Touch ‘n Go Group, as well as officials from the Ministry of Communications and Digital. Approximately 500 residents of PPR Seri Pantai attended the event.

Praba Sangarajoo said, “We are honoured to collaborate with YB Fahmi Fadzil and his team to host this buka puasa event for the Seri Pantai community. Since relocating to Kampung Kerinchi in 2011, the Touch ‘n Go Group has truly appreciated being a part of the Lembah Pantai community.”

“Over the years, we have built strong ties and fostered relationships with the community through festive events, as well as contributed food aid and other necessities, especially during the pandemic; and every Ramadan, we have been contributing towards the well-being of our neighbours. Beyond providing food aid and essential items, we also contribute efforts towards encouraging digital literacy and inclusion within the community.”

In addition to this buka puasa event, the Touch 'n Go Group also collaborated with Surau Al-Hijrah in PPR Pantai Ria to host 5 days of iftar. Employees of the Group volunteered their time to help with preparations during the iftar meals. They also volunteered in the preparation, cooking, and distribution of approximately 1,500 packs of bubur lambuk. The Group also contributed 50 boxes of infaq (charity boxes) for the especially needy families within the community.

Besides hosting the buka puasa spread, Touch ‘n Go Group and YB Fahmi Fadzil also contributed 200 electronic tablets to the school-going children from Seri Pantai PPR.

“The effects of the pandemic are still seen and felt by various segments in the country. A significant impact can be seen among students; where schools have continued with online learning as part of their daily lessons. We hope that these tablets will help to empower the students in this community to progress in their education.

Praba Sangarajoo, Chief Executive Officer of Touch ‘n Go Sdn Bhd, YB Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications and Digital who is also Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament, and Alan Ni, Chief Executive Officer of TNG Digital Sdn Bhd, with the recipients of the digital tablets.

“The children of today are leaders of tomorrow. Being a fintech company, we firmly believe that information technology and digital transformation are a catalyst for innovation and advancement in society. There is a wealth of good information and knowledge available nowadays through digital space. We hope that these tablets will be a means for these students to explore learning beyond the classroom, gaining knowledge as well as more interactive experiences and enrichment which will be enablers for building a better future,” said Praba.

The Touch ‘n Go Group has been contributing to the local communities within Lembah Pantai through the years. These include the donation of relief packages and food aid to the B40 communities around Lembah Pantai, especially during the pandemic, as well as buka puasa meals and duit raya to spread festive cheer. The Group also piloted a digital marketing workshop for B40 women home entrepreneurs to empower them to succeed in their respective home businesses. This initiative is focused on delivering educational support, empowering and enriching the lives of the underprivileged within the communities.

“I would like to record my sincere appreciation to the Touch ‘n Go Group for their contributions towards the well-being of PPR Seri Pantai, as well as the Lembah Pantai community. I look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts in encouraging digital inclusion through empowering small business traders with digital knowledge and tools such as the eWallet for cashless transactions, as well as the setting up of more digital economy centres (PEDi) across the country, as digital economy is a means of uplifting communities from poverty,” said YB Fahmi Fadzil.

At the core of Touch ‘n Go Group’s sustainability efforts is the ethos of #GoNetPositive that the Group strives to achieve in all its activities, reflecting its ongoing commitment towards United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals. The Touch ‘n Go Group’s sustainability focus pillars encompass ensuring its products and services contribute to the sustainable development of society; treating people fairly by supporting and empowering the differently-abled; supporting digital inclusion for the B40 and underbanked communities; and promoting responsible consumption and production in order to protect our planet.