The #SunwayforGood educational initiatives are designed to give a hand-up instead of a handout by teaching the underprivileged community skills, or providing training and opportunities that empower them to work independently towards a better life.
Teach for Malaysia
GOLD Job Training Programme
Since 2006, Sunway has been engaging with students from SMK Bandar Sunway under the Sunway-GOLD (Generating Opportunities for the Learning Disabled) programme, both as part of an awareness development exercise as well as a social inclusion project. Since 2016, 80% out of the 151 trained graduates were employed.
As part of the #SunwayforGood pledge, the Back-to-School Programme supports and equips students with the right tools to learn in school. Each package consists of a school bag, a water bottle, a food container and a stationery to start them off on the right foot for the new school year.
Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition
Established in 2013, Sunway-Oxbridge Essay Competition, seeks to improve English proficiency among Malaysian students. It is jointly organised by Sunway Group, the Oxford & Cambridge Society Malaysia, Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, Sunway University and Monash University Malaysia.
The Sunway SILK (Seeding Inspiration and Leadership via Knowledge) programme aims to equip academically low-performing students with the right skills and mindset to pursue agriculture as a sustainable career option. It also provides employees the opportunities to be involved with the community through volunteerism.