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GGAF and FGV Holdings Berhad Collaborate to Foster Climate Change Education through Eco-Schools Malaysia Programme

SMK Triang 3 will participate in Eco-Schools Malaysia Programme with sponsorship from FGV Holdings Berhad

BERA, PAHANG, 22 SEPTEMBER 2023 – Green Growth Asia Foundation (GGAF), as the national programme coordinator for the Eco-Schools programme in Malaysia, is proud to announce the signing of a Note of Collaboration (NOC) with FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV). The collaboration aims to enhance environmental education and sustainability efforts at SMK Triang 3 in Bera through the Eco-Schools Malaysia programme.

Eco-Schools, developed by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a globally recognised initiative that empowers students to actively participate in creating a sustainable and eco-friendly school environment. Under this strategic partnership, FGV, a Malaysian-based global agribusiness and food company with operations worldwide, will serve as the sponsor for the Eco-Schools programme at SMK Triang 3.

CAPTION: Note of Collaboration (NOC) Signing Ceremony between Green Growth Asia Foundation, FGV Holdings Berhad with SMK Triang 3 from Pahang for the Eco-Schools Malaysia programme

FGV is committed to climate action, biodiversity and circular economy, among others, and contributing more significantly to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The collaboration with GGAF underlines FGV’s dedication to advancing a sustainable future and to the advancement of the overall sustainability agenda. This initiative further enriches the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) journey, reinforcing the environmental principle that not only aims to foster awareness but also the relationship between humans and nature for future generations.

FGV’s commitment to sustainability drives its ongoing efforts to enhance a diverse range of initiatives, which includes ensuring access to education – a fundamental aspect of children’s rights. The focus on children education is part of respecting human rights pillar in the Group Sustainability Framework, alongside promoting economic growth and protecting the environment.

Dato’ Nazrul Mansor, Group Chief Executive Officer of FGV expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “At FGV, we recognise our profound responsibility to society and the welfare of our children. Our commitment to prioritise education is unwavering, with the best interests of the child at the core of all our decisions involving them. We firmly believe that by fostering a secure and nurturing environment, we empower the next generation to unlock their full potential and become catalysts for positive change within society.” 

Siti Hajar binti Jamal,  Green Education Programme Advocate at Green Growth Asia Foundation highlighted the vital role that stakeholders play in sustainable development. “This collaboration will open up opportunities for various projects and initiatives that will help raise awareness about the importance of environmental conservation among students, teachers, parents, sponsors and the general public. A concerted step in shaping a future generation that is more caring towards our planet,” she stated.

From left: Siti Hajar binti Jamal (Eco-Schools Coordinator, Green Growth Asia Foundation), Sazali Harun (Regional Controller, FGV Plantation Management Wilayah Temerloh), Salina binti Ma’om (PTA Chairman, SMK Triang 3), Tuan Haji Sarudin bin Kasiman (Principal, SMK Triang 3), Encik Norazmi Chai Abdullah (Regional Controller, FGV Plantation Management Wilayah Kuantan)

The significant signing ceremony celebrated the attendance of school head representatives and Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) leaders, who, through their active participation and steadfast commitment to this initiative, underscore their dedication to nurturing a sustainable and environmentally conscious future for the Malaysian youth.

This collaboration marks a significant step forward in fostering environmental education and sustainability awareness among students, as well as promoting community-wide engagement in creating a greener and more sustainable future.

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