HP Malaysia commits to support Malaysia in ongoing fight against Covid-19

The PPEs for frontline workers, including over 371,000 face masks, surgical masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitizers were distributed to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in Kuala Lumpur, Penang Island General hospital and two city councils in Penang, Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang and Seberang Perai.

HP Inc. has announced its commitment support to government bodies, businesses and communities in Malaysia as part of its vision to continue supporting the future of Malaysia as the nation embarks on the road to recovery from the recent pandemic.

The support from HP Malaysia includes personal protective equipment (PPE), 3D printed face-mask adjuster and HP product donations, employee and HP Foundation donations, enhanced customer support capabilities and remote working and learning initiatives, as well as customer and partner reliefs.

These efforts are focused on supporting and motivating Malaysian government bodies, businesses and communities as they continue adapting to thrive in the new normal while prioritising their health and safety.

The donated items were handed to Datuk Hasni Mohammad, Menteri Besar Johor in June for distribution to beneficiaries including frontline workers in the medical and essential services industries.

“As a trusted global technology brand with a local soul that prioritises the well-being of our people, customers, partners and communities, it’s our responsibility to go above and beyond our usual business parameters to support Malaysia’s future as we adapt to thrive in this new normal,” said Fayza Mohamed Amin, Malaysia managing director of HP Inc.

HP Malaysia also launched several initiatives which includes a product donations, customer and partner reliefs as well as remote working and learning initiatives.

In order to help parents from low-income families provide their children with sufficient learning tools at home in this time of crisis, HP Malaysia collaborated with Teach For Malaysia to donate 60 HP 14 laptops to low-income families with school children through its #iMovewithHP campaign.

The social campaign challenged Malaysians to learn and share new skills on Instagram, with HP donating one laptop for every 50 entries received and also launched two free platforms with creative print learning projects; HP Little Makers – a series of fun, educational printed challenges based on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and HP Print, Play & Learn – enjoyable craft projects for parents to do with their young children at home.

In April, Kuang Yee Image Press Sdn Bhd. in Penang used the HP Latex printer to print and apply social distancing instructions on medical protective boxes. 12 of these units were then delivered to Hospital Kepala Batas and Hospital Parit Buntar in Malaysia. Part of the Graphics Solutions family from HP, the HP Latex printer offers durable, high-quality prints suited for a range of industries, including healthcare.

Additionally, to support local businesses, HP Malaysia also launched HP for Business, a local initiative dedicated to equipping SMB owners with knowledge, expertise and skills to ensure their business can adapt to thrive in the new normal.

The site provides access to news, tips, SMB success stories, business insights and free upskilling courses on HP Life, a free, self-paced public learning platform for the SMB community.

As part of its efforts to address potential cybersecurity risks and customer support issues for those working or learning from home, HP users can access free customer webinars to help set up home offices securely together with HP Sure Click Pro free of charge through September 30.

Furthermore, to help optimise revenue and future-proof Malaysian business, HP University also offers online, on-demand learning options across a variety of topics including sales skills education, product training and industry-leading certifications.  Partners can opt in for customised online digital learning paths designed to meet their specific priorities.

The Foundation has also contributed RM2.17 million to Mercy Malaysia’s Covid-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. The donation will be used to pilot targeted mass Covid-19 testing programmes targeted at high risk and vulnerable communities nationwide including rural populations and newly identified clusters.

Funds will also be used to provide PPE supplies for frontline healthcare workers and hospitals responding to Covid-19 and the provision of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS).

The Foundation will also match donations from HP Malaysia employees to their communities while budget lasts, with any contributions received going to local Malaysian beneficiaries.




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