Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (BPMB), a development bank under the Ministry of Finance, recently embarked on a School Adoption Programme SEEDS (Supporting English Empowerment to Drive Sustainability), that aims to improve English literacy among school students and to increase their awareness of sustainability.
BPMB President and Group Chief Executive Officer Arshad Mohamed Ismail stated that the SEEDS programme is a long-term investment in the name of education, and it is specifically designed for students to learn and master the English language whilst gaining knowledge about sustainability.
”Education is the most valuable asset one can have, and it is something that no one will be able to take away from you. SEEDS also shows BPMB’s commitment in supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and we hope to produce environmentally-responsible Malaysian citizens through this programme,’’ Arshad said in his speech during a kick-off event at SMK Seri Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur.
The event involved students and featured talks by speakers from the United Nations, Direct English, and Zer0Hunger Malaysia where information on the SDGs, the importance of the English Language, and the advantages of Urban Farming were shared. The students also witnessed urban farming and waste composting demonstration at the school’s herb garden before the talk.