We are committed to enrich and empower the lives of vulnerable members of the community by lending a helping hand to those in need.
We also provide financial aid and other forms of assistance such as volunteering during natural disasters, disease outbreaks, extreme weather conditions and other calamities in Malaysia and other countries where we have presence.
Beneficiaries impacted as to date
6,600 Floods in Laos
16,000 Earthquakes in Lombok and Sulawesi
4,200 Air pollution at Pasir Gudang
8,160 Floods in Cambodia and Laos
3,139 Floods in East Coast, Selangor & Johor Bahru
1,600 Floods in East Coast, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan & Southern (as of March 2022)
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, RHB has contributed almost RM9 million to help alleviate the negative impacts of the pandemic.
- Under the initiative called CERDIK, a RM5 million contribution was made to purchase more than 3,600 units of laptops for primary and secondary students from the underprivileged segment. This initiative aimed at providing digital access to education for these students to enable them to adapt to online lessons, e-learning, and outside-the-classroom teaching during the pandemic. Apart from the laptops, the Group also provided 110 SIM cards to students from 33 schools nationwide.
- RHB contributed RM440,000 (for four units of ICU ventilators) to two government hospitals to support the nation in battling the pandemic. (Articles on the “Media Coverage” page)
- Contributed RM62,000 to provide 140 packed meals to 1,960 healthcare frontliners and volunteers at two vaccination centres in Malaysia over 14 days.
- RHB organised the first-ever Virtual Ride cycling event to promote a healthy lifestyle. Through cycling for a good cause, RHB pledged RM1 for every kilometer cycled, capped at 100km per cyclist. A total of 2,000 cyclists across the nation took part and cycled 120,000km. To honour its pledge, RHB donated RM100,000 towards providing financial aid to underprivileged families impacted by the pandemic. Additionally, RHB Foundation also contributed RM100,000 to the cause.
- RHB Cambodia contributed USD1,000 to provide medical supplies to Cambodia’s Ministry of Health in a joint effort with the Malaysian Business Chamber of Cambodia (“MBCC”) and Khmer Times, as well as 22 other Malaysian entities.
- RHB Laos donated USD1,000 to support the Lao Against COVID-19 fundraising campaign.
- RHB Brunei donated 100 bottles of hand sanitisers, 100 boxes of masks and packed food and drinks worth BND1,600 to three isolation centres in the Tutong district.
RHB Banking Group contributed RM5 million towards providing primary and secondary school students from lower income families with digital devices to help them gain equal access to online education through the CERDIK initiative. The CERDIK programme is a pilot initiative jointly spearheaded by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education. It aimed to provide digital access to education by helping students from B40 families adapt to online lessons, e-learning and outside-classroom teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme comprised of two key components – accessibility to devices and data connectivity. Under this programme, RHB provided more than 3,600 laptop computers and dongles, mobile connectivity and the required software to more than 3,600 students in 33 selected schools nationwide.
For provision of 22,000 packed meals and dried food benefitting almost 4,000 medical frontliners
To help more than 6,500 vulnerable members of the community in Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos
Total contribution to help alleviate the negative impacts of the pandemic since 2020
For provision of more than 3,600 laptops for public school students from the B40 segment under the CERDIK programme to give them digital access to education during the pandemic
For provision of 4 ICU ventilators donated to government hospitals
For more details, please refer to our Sustainability Report