Newsroom Group Corporate Social Responsibility
Event: Reaffirmation of Earlier Pledge of RM 2 million
Aim: To Help with the Building of Newly Located New Era College
As far back as Year 2000, the Dong Jiao Zong New Era College Pantai Sepang Putra New Campus Development Fund Raising Campaign had set its wheels in motion to help raise funds for the construction. of the New Era College. To date, the Fund has reached RM 3,385,804.30 RM1 million came from GuocoLand (Malaysia), RM163,000 from Hume Industries, RM542,000 from HLBB and RM1.7 million from funds raised from a charity concert. This, over and above the 100 acres of land donated by VintageHeights, a joint venture comprising GuocoLand (Malaysia) Berhad, Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor, Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad, Crescent Capital Sdn Bhd and Cheltenham Investments Pte Ltd. The grant of 100 acres to NewEraCollege was dependant upon them commencing construction by August 2007. This did not happen and NewEraCollege was in danger of losing this land grant of 100 acres, a prime location for a college. With the community's interests at heart, MCA leaders and YAB, Datuk Seri Khir Toyo, Menteri Besar Selangor have worked together to enable the deadline to be extended so that the project can proceed.
The earlier pledge of RM2 million made in 2000 was reaffirmed together with a further pledge to help riase RM 3 million with the help of the MCA along with the other earlier collections from the Hong Leong Group of companies, as well as from the public at a charity dinner, brings the construction Fund to around RM8.4 million.