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Healthy meals from MR D.I.Y. to keep students learning


With the cost of living rising and family budgets under pressure, schools are seeing the rise of a worrying phenomenon – increasing cases of malnourishment amongst schoolchildren.  There is also a National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) report in 2019 showing that one in every five children in Malaysia is experiencing stunted growth.

Aiming to help combat these issues, Malaysia’s largest home improvement retailer MR D.I.Y Group [M] Berhad has activated a school aid programme to distribute milk, bread, and mineral water to primary schools in Selangor. 

The Healthy Meals by MR D.I.Y. programme has already benefitted 737 students in five primary schools under the purview of Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah (PPD) Hulu Langat, Selangor namely SK Bukit Raya Hulu Langat , SK Cheras Jaya Cheras, SK Taming Jaya Seri Kembangan,  SK Kajang, and SK Leftenan Adnan Kajang. The students are also the recipients of ‘Rancangan Makanan Tambahan (RMT). The programme, supported by the Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Selangor (JPNS), which aims to benefit more than 5,000 students in 25 primary schools in the state.  

Commenting on the initiative, MR D.I.Y. Group Chairman, Dato’ Azlam Shah Alias said: “As a Malaysian company, we see it as our role to help the communities in which we operate continue to thrive and grow.  Ensuring the wellbeing of families, particularly children, is an important part of this effort.  We continuously monitor emerging issues to see if there is a part that we can play in addressing them, and this lack of nourishment was something we took seriously.  

“Our position as a value retailer and our direct relationship with manufacturers means we have access to affordable products, including milk, bread and mineral water, which we source for the brands under our remit.  Making these products available to primary school children under the Healthy Meals by MR D.I.Y initiative is something we are very happy to do, as it ensures their continued wellbeing.  We hope other companies will support this excellent programme; it will ensure a brighter future for all Malaysians,” he said. 

Into its first few weeks, the "Healthy Meals by MR D.I.Y" distribution programme will continue throughout the school session this year. 

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