Photo - Intel Involved Match Grant Program volunteers at the pay-out ceremony
From its Penang base, semiconductor company Intel Malaysia has announced that the latest edition of its Intel Involved Matching Grant Program (IIMGP), which involves volunteers giving back to the community, also included more than RM687,000 (US$162,174) contributions to schools and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the states of Penang and Kedah.
Speaking in Bayan Lapas, at a ceremony officiated by Penang State Social Welfare Department, Intel's corporate services director Lee Koh Wing said that since 1972, Intel Malaysia has become widely known for its deep and diverse talent pool and it's role across Intel's product portfolio.
Lee said that In Penang and Kedah, Intel Malaysia has become equally well known "for its sea of blue-shirted Intel Involved volunteers; out on the field, donating their talent and time to causes close to their hearts."
"Congratulations to all our employees that have contributed their time, energy and effort in making last year's IIMGP a great success, we truly appreciate it," added Lee. "We'd also like to thank and congratulate all the schools and NGOs who received the grant from Intel Foundation. We hope our donations will be of great help and benefit to your organisations."
IIMGP supported Intel employees' giving their time and talent to qualified non-profits and non-governmental organisations, in addition to schools with the Intel Foundation matching a donation of US$5 per hour volunteered.
Intel also recognised the contributions of Liew Yew Feung as 2014's top volunteer; contributing more than 733 hours to coordinate such CSR projects like term break Intel Easy Steps digital literacy camps for school children as well as monthly Farm2Fork excursions, setting up vegetable gardens in schools.
Since the launch of IIMGP in 2006, Intel Foundation has disbursed nearly US$2,000,000 in funds to its beneficiaries for various projects and this amounts to more than 533,000 in volunteer hours by Intel employees in Malaysia.
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