The local kindergarten in Pulau Carey, Selangor, which serves the underprivileged indigenous communities in the area, has received some much-needed upgrades and improvements thanks to the help of FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies.
The FedEx Cares 2022 initiative is fully dedicated to environmental responsibility. All of their efforts today will have a beneficial effect on future generations. Similarly, this programme not only aids underprivileged local communities, but also promotes the use of environmentally friendly materials.
FedEx Cares 2022 hopes that by using ecobricks in the building, they can teach the future generation about the significance of being environmentally responsible, as many youngsters will use the facility on a daily basis.
FedEx Cares 2022 seeks to reconnect the urban population in aiding the neglected and to instill green habits to reduce plastic footprints through environmental education and the construction of a sustainable ecobricks perimeter wall for the indigenous village.
The Tabika Kemas Kampung Orang Asli Sg Rambai in Malaysia had its perimeter wall rebuilt by fifty FedEx volunteers as part of the company’s global FedEx Cares 2022 programme in conjunction with the sustainability and environmental organisation Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES) and the Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA). FedEx recently announced the improvement alongside important representatives from TrEES, JAKOA, and senior leaders from the local indigenous population.
FedEx Cares 2022 volunteers participated in an ecobrick-making class to learn how to create ecobricks out of plastic waste by compressing 500 ml PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) bottles into bricks weighing at least 200g each. For 36 preschoolers between the ages of 4 and 6, we built a perimeter wall made of bricks and 1,500 ecobricks to make the playground more secure and conducive to more active play.
Managing Director of FedEx Express in Malaysia, SC Chong stated:
At FedEx, we are committed to sustainability throughout our operations. The steps we take today, will positively impact future generations. In the same way, this program not only helps the underserved local communities but also raises awareness around the use of sustainable materials. As children will use the facility every day, we hope that the use of ecobricks will help educate the next generation about the importance of sustainabilitySC Chong, Managing Director of FedEx Express Malaysia
Director of Treat Every Environment Special (Trees), Leela Panikkar stated:
Through environmental education and building of the sustainable ecobricks perimeter wall for the indigenous community, we hope to reconnect the urban community in supporting the underserved, whilst inculcating green habits to reduce our plastic footprint. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to FedEx and all the volunteers, as well as Pn. Dahlia Permid, Deputy Director of JAKOA Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan for the assistance and support in upgrading the kindergarten, ensuring that the children have a safe, secured space for play.Leela Panikkar, Director of TrEES
Over 650 people from about 180 households use the tabika regularly. They come from the neighbouring settlements of Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Rambai, Kampung Orang Asli Kepau Laut, and Kampung Melayu. Mah Meri villagers are a sub-ethnic group of indigenous people who are known for their skills as fishers, oil palm smallholders, and weavers.
FedEx’s FedEx Cares 2022 global community participation programme is behind this effort. FedEx is dedicated to positively impacting 50 million people around the world by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023, and does so by funding non-profit groups that are striving to solve social concerns in local areas.
To learn more about the worldwide courier service FedEx Express Malaysia, visit the website or to be part of TrEES, reach them at email@example.com.
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