Monfort Boys Town named the latest recipient of Ford’s Conservation and Environmental Grants ProgrammePOSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 10 April 2017
As part of its Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme, Ford Motor Company – together with its local partner Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) – donated two vehicles to Monfort Boys Town.
Besides the Ford Kuga and Ford Mondeo, training equipment were given to the students to aid them in their learning process towards becoming skillful automotive technicians.
Monfort Boys Town is a practical vocational school for underprivileged youths to help them acquire the right skills and knowledge to enter the workforce in the competitive industry.Currently, the school offers level one and level two of theSijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM), as well as automotive after sales and service training.
Apart from serving as a platform to have practical lessons and gain hands-on experience, the donated vehicles and equipment will further allow Monfort Boys Town to introduce the SKM3 programme for their students.
Ford Motor Company’s managing director of Asia Pacific Emerging MarketsBagusSusantosays, “Ford is proud to support the Montfort Boys Town and help further build on the learning opportunities, practical training and experience they can provide to their students.”
According to Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, managing director of Sime Darby Auto Connexion, the programme is part of Ford’s continued investment to the social and economic growth in the country.
About Ford’s Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme
Ford has granted more than USD5mil (RM22.16mil) to hundreds of environmental and educational projects in 60 countries since the programme was founded in 1983. The recipients consist of organisations and projects spanning across Asia Pacific to the Middle East, the Caribbean and Central America.
“Ford’s legacy of caring goes back to the company’s founding and grants are awarded for community projects around the world to build a better world around our three strategic priorities of community life, education and driver safety,”Susanto explained.
Ford’s Conservation and Environmental Grants programme is one of the initiatives that promote, support and reward the actions of individuals, groups and non-profit organisations in preserving the environment for future generations and equipping local communities with necessary skills and knowledge to improve their lives.