Yayasan TSDLSC provides various scholarships and bursaries to outstanding students pursuing degree courses in recognized local institutions of higher learning in disciplines related to our businesses. The fields of studies include agriculture, biotechnology, food science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and accountancy. The scholarship is open for application between May to June every year, and advertisements are placed in major local newspapers to notify the public.
- Young Achievers’ Award
Established in 1999, the Young Achievers’ Awards are given out annually to outstanding and bright students from rural areas in primary to upper secondary levels that excel in both academic studies and extra-curriculum activities.
- Student Adoption Programme
The Student Adoption Programme aims to provide financial assistance on educational needs to underprivileged children. To date, around 262 students from 58 primary and 20 secondary schools in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah have been adopted to receive RM800 and a school bag every year until he/she completes primary or secondary school education. 1,789 children from HUMANA kindergartens also benefit from this programme.
- School Adoption Programme
Under this program, selected schools are adopted to benefit from financial support in the upgrade of their facilities and infrastructure. To date, the Yayasan TSDLSC has adopted five secondary schools in or near our oil palm estates in Sabah. Besides these adopted schools, Yayasan TSDLSC has also given donations to more than 20 schools over the years for various purposes.
- Building New Primary School in Puchong
In November 2007, IOI fully sponsored the new construction of SJK (C) Ladang Harcroft in Bandar Puchong Jaya, one of its flagship townships in Puchong at a cost of around RM5million. The school was officially handed over to the Ministry of Education during an official opening by YAB Dato’ Seri Abdullah Badawi, the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
- IOI Group's Partnership with World Vision Malaysia
Since 2007, IOI Group has partnered with World Vision Malaysia through its charity arm Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng (Yayasan TSLSC) to fund the Lawas Project, an educational development programme envisioned to raise competent native-speaking teachers in the short term and build a training and research centre for ethnic pre-school training in Sarawak. To date, Yayasan TSLSC has granted a total of RM88,000 to fund the development and sustainability of the project which includes the administrative cost of the pre-schools, salaries and trainings for teachers and course materials for the native children. Through this financial funding, the parents are able to send their children to the pre-schools regularly with the vision of securing a better future for them.
- IOI Group's Partnership with HUMANA
IOI Group partners with Borneo Child Aid Society (HUMANA) Sabah, a leading school project, to provide basic education and care for children (aged four to twelve years old) of foreign plantation workers who are unable to enrol into the national schools in Malaysia.
Sharing the vision with HUMANA to provide the children with a better learning environment, IOI Group sponsors facilities such as computers, projectors and sound systems as well as uniforms, school bags and stationeries. The basic operations to run the centres are also financed by IOI Group in addition to the accommodation for teachers.
Today, IOI Group is the main contributor and is sponsoring 22 HUMANA learning centres which houses over 2,000 children. They are learning English, Bahasa Malaysia, Science plus Mathematics and are enjoying extra co-curricular activities such as dancing, singing and drawing thanks to a partnership between two corporate responsible organisations.