PELABUHAN of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), alongside Johor Education Department, has organised a motivational camp for students taking the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination this September. “PTP is committed in supporting the Johor state government’s aspiration in alleviating its local human capital development programme,” said PTP CEO Marco Neelsen.
The programme is part of PTP’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to improve the local students by helping the students to properly prepare for the UPSR examination. “As a corporate entity, it is our responsibility to lend a hand to help the local students,” Neelsen said. PTP places great importance in the socio-economic development and wellbeing of the community within the port’s vicinity, with various initiatives already in the pipeline for education-related CSR programmes.
“Over the years, PTP has consistently organised various CSR programmes and social welfare support. We will continue to do so and ensure that everybody from all walks of life, especially for Gelang Patah students and the local communities, can benefit from PTP,” said Neelsen.
The programme has received positive feedback from the school authorities for the effort and work done by PTP to improve the Johor state’s education. Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tiram Duku headmistress Hawa Yusof said efforts made by corporate entities such as PTP “have greatly helped us to improve the education quality among the local student. The schools in Gelang Patah are very lucky to have an organisation like PTP to organise various programmes for the local students”.
The programme featured Dr Mohd Shukri Abdullah, a well-known motivation speaker who is an expert in learning techniques. He gave a talk on effective ways of studying and how positives thinking can be lead to good academic achievements.
A participant from SK Morni Pok, Zafirah Adina Zainudin, said: “I am very grateful to participate in the programme. The speaker was very good and shared many insightful study skills with us. Moreover, throughout the programme, I met and made many new friends from other schools.”
The camp was held at Educity Lecture Hall, Iskandar Puteri, and was attended by approximately 130 students from 13 primary school in Gelang Patah.