Ford and its Malaysian partner, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) have presented two Ford vehicles to the Montfort Boys Town in Selangor as part of its Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme.
Montfort Boys Town provides practical vocational training to underprivileged youth. And with the required help, its students will attain the tools and skills they need to live a product life in society. It’s school currently provides Automotive After Sales and Service training which it calls Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM). Currently, the school only offers level one (SKM 1) and two (SKM 2) of the training programme but with the newly acquired vehicles and equipment from Ford, it hopes to introduce a level three programme or SKM 3.
A Ford Kuga Mondeo were handed over Montfort Boys Town as well as training equipment to aid the students in gaining practical knowledge and skills for them to become successful automotive technicians.
“Ford is proud to support the Montfort Boys Town and help further build on the learning opportunities and practical training and experience they can provide to their students,” said Bagus Susanto, managing director, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
“Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants Programme is part of our continued investment in the social and economic development of our country. We hope our contribution will help the students gain the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the workforce and propel their future careers,” added Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, managing director, Sime Darby Auto Connexion.
Ford’s Conservation and Environmental Grants programme which was launched in 2000, showcases the company’s commitment to support local communities in the country. As part of this effort, Ford conducts a Global Caring Month annually. Last year, volunteers from Ford and SDAC visited the Lovely Bursing Centre in PJ, where they spent time with the elderly, repainted the facility and donated various supplies.