Hypermarket staff plant trees in compound and give classroom 21st-century look
MALAYSIA, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — WHEN Rihana Hashim, principal of SMK Desa Cempaka, Nilai, received a call from GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd corporate affairs department, she was elated.
It was because Giant offered to plant fruit trees as well as bougainvillea and refurbish a whole classroom into a 21st Century Classroom.
“I was so happy. We have been trying to find a sponsor to help transform our best Form One classroom.
“I’m happy Giant called. And, it’s exciting to know that three years from now, we shall have rambutans to eat, plucked fresh from the tree in our own school!” she said.
Rihana believes that a well-maintained school makes a positive difference to a child’s learning development. There are over 1,200 students enrolled in SMK Desa Cempaka.
Thirty staff members from Giant Superstore Nilai led by their general manager Goh Chin Fock and the GCH corporate affairs team led by its corporate affairs director Roseta Mohd Jaffar arrived at the school with a lorry-Load of goodies, potted plants, fruit plants, paint and other materials.
They were received by over 80 teachers and students.
Together, they managed to complete their project before noon.
“Now, I will be more determined to study harder because my classroom looks so nice and beautiful,” said student Ameera Sofia Zailan, 13.
The activity is part of Giant Loves My School (GLMS) CSR programme by GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd which owns Giant and Cold Storage chains.
GLMS is a CSR programme that focuses on providing or enhancing school facilities and infrastructure.
GCH has allocated RM750,000 for 150 schools throughout 2015.To-date, more than 100 schools have benefitted from this programme.
SOURCE: GCH RETAIL