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Contribution Totalling Over RM780,000 Benefits 2,500 Students

PETALING JAYA, February 14, 2023 – With students preparing to head back to school for a brand-new term in March 2023, Nestlé Malaysia is once again collaborating with its long-term partner, Empire Project, to support 2,500 students and 1,200 households from less privileged communities across Malaysia via its Back-to-School initiative.

CEO Nestlé Malaysia Berhad handing over a kitJuan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad handing over a kit to a student at SK Sungai Bumbun (Asli) during the launch of the Nestlé Cares Back-to-School initiative.

As part of this programme, 70 Nestlé Cares volunteers mobilized to pack and distribute school essentials and food & beverages products worth nearly RM800,000. Each kit included a backpack with school uniforms and shoes, stationery sets, food containers and water bottles, as well as products such as Nestlé EVERYDAY, NESTUM All Family Cereal Original and MILO Activ-Go.

175 Orang Asli students at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Bumbun (Asli) in Pulau Carey, Selangor were amongst the first beneficiaries of the program, which aims to reach a total of 600 Orang Asli and refugee school students.

Nestlé Cares volunteersNestlé Cares volunteers came together to pack and distribute school essentials and food & beverage products for 2,500 students and 1,200 households across Malaysia.

Mr Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, said, "The Back-to-School programme has become one of our key annual community outreach programmes under Nestlé Cares. As a company that cares deeply about people and communities, we are happy to have this opportunity to support students throughout Malaysia as they begin the new school term. Education should be accessible to all, and we hope our contributions will help these students from less affluent communities to learn effectively, as well as ensure they are better nourished.”

Mr Ashraf Khan, Founder of Empire Project said, “In line with our purpose of aiding communities regardless of background, we are pleased to have joined hands with Nestlé since 2016 to support underserved students throughout Malaysia. The Nestlé Cares Back-to-School initiative is a perfect example of how different organisations can come together to effectively serve the needs of communities.”

The Nestlé Cares Back-to-School programme has been running for approximately ten years as part of Nestlé’s employee volunteer programme, Nestlé Cares. Following the end of movement restrictions during the pandemic which prevented physical engagement with students, Nestlé has upscaled its Back-to-School programme to reach more students than ever before and across the nation. To date, more than 6000 students have benefitted from the programme.

Nestlé Cares teamThe Nestlé Cares team kicking off the Nestlé Cares Back-to-School initiative with students at SK Sungai Bumbun (Asli) in Pulau Carey, Selangor.

Alongside the Nestlé Cares Back-to-School programme, Nestlé Malaysia has contributed approximately RM40 million to support community outreach programmes and uplift Malaysians since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among others, the Company has played a role in supporting flood relief efforts, extending aid to frontliners and nourishing families in need through food donations.

The Company also spearheaded and supported multiple initiatives in 2022 to support the nutrition, health and well-being of vulnerable communities in Malaysia. This included the Nestlé Hari-Hari Everyday campaign to raise awareness on micronutrient deficiencies, its ‘Let’s Recycle for Charity’ campaign to support nursing homes and the PUTRA Community Nutrition Ambassador (PUTRACNAP) programme to empower mothers to inspire healthier lives among B40 communities.

About Nestlé Malaysia

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in more than 180 countries around the world, and our 270,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products. We are committed to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity.

This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit or our Facebook page at

For more information, please contact:

Shaheen Zaffar
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: (+603) 7965 6456
E-mail: [email protected]

Farah Iman or Yasmin Kadir
acorn communications
Tel: (+603) 7958 8348
E-mail: [email protected]