The CIMB Foundation today launched CIMB MOZEK, a holiday camp for students promoting integration and unity.
The project was launched in collaboration with Teach For Malaysia (TFM) and is Cimb Foundation’s flagship initiative embracing its “Diversity and Inclusion” guiding principle.
“These principles cuts across all of the Foundation’s programmes to ensure that they will benefit as many people as possible, regardless of their race, religion, age or gender,” said the Foundation in a media release.
Launched by Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah, Permaisuri of Johor it was witnessed by Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group; Tuan Haji Shaharuddin Shariff, Director of Johor Education Department; Trustees from CIMB Foundation; Datuk Noor Rezan Bapoo Hashim, Trustee of TFM; as well as Datuk Hamidah Naziadin, CEO of CIMB Foundation.
Datuk Seri Nazir Razak, who is also a trustee of CIMB Foundation, said: “CIMB is committed to nurturing diversity through the CIMB MOZEK Camp, which promotes students’ cultural awareness and their appreciation of our diversity as Malaysia’s collective strength.
“Children are our most precious assets, which makes our teachers the most important asset managers, whose crucial role is also recognized and enhanced to facilitate diversity learning at schools based on
the specially curated MOZEK syllabus.”
“The word ‘MOZEK’ was specifically chosen as it represents a beautiful combination of mosaic pieces of various sizes, shapes and colours, reflecting how each of us carries our own piece of
‘mosaic’ defined by our ethnicity, culture, racial identity and language.
The unique combination of our cultural differences is what makes up a beautiful mosaic that should be nurtured to ensure the continued harmony of our multi-cultural community,” continued Nazir.
CIMB MOZEK is currently being piloted with students from SMK Taman Scientex, from 26 November until 14 December. 543 children are undergoing this programme to gain exposure to cooperative learning and inter-ethnic appreciation, facilitated by 59 teachers.
Youth is a special target group in the Foundation’s three key pillars, be it in Sports, Education and Community development.
Under Education, the Foundation continues to develop youths
through impactful programmes like CIMB MOZEK, as well as others like Be$MART, its flagship financial literacy programme for students from higher-learning institutions.
Earlier this month, the CIMB Group had pledged 1% of the Group’s profit before tax (PBT) for its Foundation-led CSR initiatives for the period 2018 – 2020 across ASEAN.