Perodua contributes over 7,700 self-made face shields to Putrajaya, Hulu Selangor primary schools

Perodua’s public protection initiative shows no signs of stopping as the carmaker gave out over 7,700 face shields to 66 primary schools in the Putrajaya and Hulu Selangor vicinities lately, for the use of academic and support staff.

“Having contributed some 11,000 face shields to secondary schools in Putrajaya and Hulu Selangor in June, Perodua now extends the same goodwill to primary schools in those areas,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.

“We do this firstly for the protection, health and well-being of our beloved schoolchildren, teachers and support staff; secondly as a token of appreciation to the federal government for all their efforts in dealing with COVID-19, and thirdly to give back to the local community we have called home for the past 27 years.

“We express our sincere gratitude to the schools for giving us this opportunity to work with the community in supporting Malaysia’s fight against this pandemic,” he added.

Perodua has to date distributed over 30,000 face shields in total. Recipients included the Putrajaya Federal Territory Education Department, the Hulu Selangor District Council, District Education Office and clinics, the Selayang Municipal Council and various morning and night market hawkers in Hulu Selangor and Selayang.

The face shields, manufactured by an associate of Perodua’s, feature a fog-resistant visor made of polyethylene terephthalate for optimal visibility, sponge cushioning that hugs the forehead to act as a barrier against airborne droplets, and an adjustable elastic band for a snug and comfortable fit.

“This Malaysia Day, Perodua, as a caring and responsible People First company, asks all Malaysians not to let their guard down. Please continue to be cautious and comply with all government health and safety guidelines, and we will defeat COVID-19 together as one nation,” said Dato’ Zainal.