The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over, and Perodua has been taking proactive steps to help those in need. The carmaker’s public protection initiative recently contributed more than 7,700 self-made face shields to 66 primary schools within the Putrajaya and Hulu Selangor area, for the use of academic and support staff.
Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said, “Having contributed some 11,000 face shields to secondary schools in Putrajaya and Hulu Selangor in June, Perodua now extends the same goodwill to primary schools in those areas.
“We do this firstly for the protection, health and well-being of our beloved schoolchildren, teachers and support staff; secondly as a token of appreciation to the federal government for all their efforts in dealing with COVID-19, and thirdly to give back to the local community we have called home for the past 27 years.”
To date, Perodua’s public protection initiative has distributed more than 30,000 face shields. Recipients of the face shields include the Putrajaya Federal Territory Education Department, the Hulu Selangor District Council, District Education Office and clinics, the Selayang Municipal Council, and various morning and night market hawkers in Hulu Selangor and Selayang.
The face shields, manufactured by an associate of Perodua’s, features a fog-resistant visor made of polyethylene terephthalate for better visibility, sponge cushioning that hugs the forehead to act as a barrier against airborne droplets, and an adjustable elastic band for a comfortable snug fitting.
“This Malaysia Day, Perodua, as a caring and responsible People First company, asks all Malaysians not to let their guard down. Please continue to be cautious and comply with all government health and safety guidelines, and we will defeat COVID-19 together as one nation,” added Dato’ Zainal.