Employees Volunteer to Help Students Prepare for School Year


Students leave the Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, with school supplies.

A group of 60 students gather Dec. 14 with Dow employees to shop for school supplies.

A group of about 30 Dow employees helped 60 low-income students in Malaysia get ready for the start of the school year by purchasing supplies such as school uniforms, bags and stationary. Each Dow employee accompanied two students to the Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket in Subang Jaya on Dec. 14, not only to purchase the basic necessities required for the children to be successful in school but also to teach them how to manage the money available. “It is through initiatives such as this, that we can be a good corporate citizen and give back to the community,” said James Thong, Dow’s country manager for Malaysia. “I am very pleased to say that there was no shortage of volunteers for this program.”