Team Malaysia gives help to local school

TEAM RETURNS TO OUTREACH SCHOOL TO PRESENT COMPUTERS A1 Team Malaysia is proud to represent the nation in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, showcasing the country around the globe, but the team has also established a supporting programme which...

TEAM RETURNS TO OUTREACH SCHOOL TO PRESENT COMPUTERS

A1 Team Malaysia is proud to represent the nation in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, showcasing the country around the globe, but the team has also established a supporting programme which takes the team to the heart of the nation, forging links with outlying communities and opening up young people to the world of motor sport and the excitement of racing.

Following the first initiative of the team's Outreach programme which took drivers, Alex Yoong and Aaron Lim, to SJK(T) Kroh in Pengkalan Hulu, Perak earlier this year, two members of the team returned to the town to present five brand new desktop computers to the school, the final phase for the team's support of the school. This gesture from A1 Team Malaysia aims to further enhance the excellent educational programme that the school delivers to the local population through the availability of the latest technology which is a gateway to the wider world for pupils and locals.

Owen Leed, Commercial Director and Kristie Lee, Marketing Executive travelled from the team's KL headquarters to Pengkalan Hulu on Monday in a vehicle donated by Mayflower Car Rental for the purpose of the trip and were greeted by the Principal of the school Mr. S. Veeramuthu, who was highly appreciative of the team's gifts.

Leed said of completing this first Outreach initiative, "We're overwhelmed with the welcome we received on our return to Pengkalan Hulu and the joy on the faces of the students and teachers when they saw the computers. We know that they will be very valuable items of equipment that will be put to good use and contribute to the teaching facilities that the school offers. We're pleased to be able to expand the work of A1 Team Malaysia into outlying communities and, in a small way, to make a difference to the lives of the young people. "

The team helped to refurbish the school just before Christmas last year with the A1 Team Malaysia mechanics deploying their painting skills at the school with teachers and parents joining in the refurbishment activity. The team returned to Pengkalan Hulu with the drivers to meet and greet the 160 students of the school and over 1000 visitors from the town and other nearby schools, as well as putting on go-karting demonstrations and bringing the A1 Team Malaysia car.

Leed concludes, "This is our third and final part of our support for this community and it has been a very rewarding programme. Everyone has been so appreciative of our efforts that it makes it very worthwhile. Outreach is devoted to making small differences to small communities within Malaysia and this first activity has been an unqualified success. We hope that we will be able to instigate further programmes in other areas of the country in the coming year. We are highly appreciative of the management team at our long term partner, Mayflower Car Rental, who donated the use of one of their MPV's to make this trip and in future we would welcome the participation of all of our partners in this valuable community based programme."

A1 Team Malaysia intends doing 4 Outreach activities per year and anyone in Malaysia who feels that they could benefit from the programme should email the team at info@a1teammalaysia.com.my for further information.

-credit: a1teammalaysia.com.my

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Series A1GP
Drivers Alex Yoong , Aaron Lim