Goodyear Malaysia has kindly donated tyres to Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 20, Shah Alam as part of the school’s recreational activities and workshop training. Committed to taking care of the environment and community, the donation was carried out to impart the knowledge to the students on the importance of recycling and its effects.
With the donated tyres, Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 20, Shah Alam aims to not only reuse the tyres as decorations like creating sculptures, they plan to make use of them for practical purposes as well. This will in turn create a more stylistic and hands-on approach to learning which is getting more crucial in this day and age.
Inspired by one of the teachers at that very school, Mr Aizatul Ashraf stated “School children absorb information and knowledge from many sources, including their surroundings. By showing how the tyres are used as pots for plants and decorations around the school, I hope that they learn that everything can be put to good use with the right mindset.”
This idea was inspired by the unveiling of two statues crafted by professional sculptors, made entirely out of Goodyear tyres at the 2018 Cotton Bowl. The Cotton Bowl is annual college American football match, played between two teams in the semi-finals as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college football league.
According to Anthony Fonseka, Marketing Communication and Service Manager, Goodyear Malaysia, “We are more than happy to support this community in which we are proud to be a part of. We know the tyres are being put to good use, so we hope that this will inspire and empower the students of SK 20 to take care of the environment by constantly finding new ways to repurpose used items in a safe environment.”
“The tyres that we donated to the school would have been recycled and so are unsuitable for the market. We are happy to see them serving a new decorative and practical reasons, which to us is the same as being recycled. We now have more space in our inventory and the school has new tyres put to good use. We’d say it’s a win-win situation!” added Mr. Fonseka.