Enabling Digital Learning
CERDIK is a Corporate Social Responsibility pilot initiative driven by Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Sime Darby Property Berhad and Sime Darby Berhad that aims to provide access to digital learning to students from low-income families, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Education (MOE) and Yayasan Hasanah.
 
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has allocated RM16 million for the initiative, benefitting a total of 7,500 B40 students from 59 primary and secondary schools in 24 districts nationwide, and supported by YSD Huluran Kasih volunteering employees from Sime Darby companies.
E-Learning the Eco-Friendly Way

  • High quality remanufactured laptops
  • Reduction of carbon footprint
  • 3-year warranty period
  • Responsible disposal upon laptop usage of 5 to 6 years
  • Internet assistance supported by Yayasan Hasanah
  • Participation from more than 30 YSD Huluran Kasih volunteers nationwide

Quick Facts: Why Remanufactured Laptops?

Reduce waste
In 2019, 2.3 million new computers were imported into Malaysia. According to the Department of Environment (DOE), only 25% of e-waste in Malaysia is recycled.
75
% less CO²
Recycling business-grade devices and parts to produce remanufactured laptops produces 75% less carbon footprint as compared with new ones.
Certified by MITI
The production process of remanufactured laptops is certified by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
Responsible disposal
Remanufactured laptops are disposed of responsibly.
Sustainable
In line with UN Sustainable Development Goals No. 13 – Climate Action and No.12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.

Distribution Locations

59
 Schools
in 24 Districts
7500
Students

Our Laptop Specifications

Laptop Care Guide

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Project Partner

Rentwise Sdn. Bhd.
Rentwise Sdn. Bhd. was founded in 2001 and is a registered social enterprise under MaGIC. It is the sole manufacturer of laptops and PCs in Malaysia, certified by MITI since 2004.
CERDIK
CERDIK is a Government Linked Company (GLC) and Government Linked Investment Company (GLIC) Corporate Responsibility (CR) pilot initiative to provide digital access comprising laptops, tablets and data connectivity to students from lower-income families

FAQs

  • What is CERDIK?

    CERDIK is a Government Linked Company (GLC) / Government Linked Investment Company (GLIC) driven Corporate Responsibility (CR) pilot initiative announced in Budget 2021 that aims to provide digital access in the form of laptops, tablet computers, and data connectivity worth RM150 million to students from lower-income families. 

    CERDIK is not a short-term, one-off device donation initiative, but a long-term digital learning project for current and future students in Malaysia.

  • What are the objectives?

    CERDIK aims to close the digital learning gap for approximately 150,000 students in primary and secondary schools in Malaysia and pilot digital learning models for future adoptions.

    The four objectives:

    1. To provide the most marginalised school students with devices, access to data and connectivity.
    2. To enable students to access online learning during school closures as well as any future digital learning experiences when schools reopen.
    3. To bridge the learning gap between those who can afford devices and those who cannot.
    4. Pioneering the digital learning models by the Ministry of Education (MOE) for future use.

  • How will the devices be handed out?

    Devices and connectivity packages will be distributed to schools who will, in turn, loan them to eligible students. Students will be able to retain their devices until the completion of studies at their respective schools. Technical support will also be provided to students should the devices require servicing or repair.

  • How will the digital learning be monitored?

    Laptops usage and digital learning outcomes will be monitored by MOE. YSD and MOE will jointly perform on-site annual reviews.

  • Who should I contact if the donated laptop is damaged, stolen or lost?

    Please reach out to your school administrators or your school teacher.

Category
Scope of Volunteering
Volunteering Activities
Team−based Volunteering
Employees will be participating in large to medium scale group CSR projects and be given specific tasks to carry out.
The volunteering activities include but are not limited to:

a) Carry out assessment on community needs.
b) Engage and assist community for their programme.
c) Pack and distribute aid boxes or other in-kind assistance to local communities.
d) Distribute meals and/or duit raya/angpow.
e) Help carry out outreach activities for school children, teenage, university students or the public at large.
f) Assist with event coordination and logistics.
Individual Volunteering
Employees will be participating individually in either:

a) Programmes recommended initiatives by YSD through its partnerships with beneficiaries/partners, or
b) Initiatives or causes chosen by employees based on their personal interest.
The volunteering activities include but are not limited to:

a) Carry out assessment on community needs.
b) Engage and assist community for their programme.
c) Help carry out outreach activities for school children, teenage, university students or the public at large.
d) Conduct activities as required by the partners.
Skills−based Volunteering
Employees to volunteer based on their skills and knowledge/areas of expertise.
The volunteering activities include but are not limited to:

a) Educational/Motivational/Leadership Camps, Talks and similar type programmes.
b) Disaster relief programmes
c) Community training and development programmes
d) Help to coach small−sized community−based organisations on finance, marketing or any other services such as fund-raising activities.

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Last Updated: 
29 Jun 2021
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