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MILO Teams Up with Ministry of Youth & Sports to Equip B40 Children with Essential Water Skills

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RNJ Academy Coaches Offer Volunteer Swimming Classes through KLAS Renang Program

PETALING JAYA, JANUARY 3, 2024 – As part of its continued efforts to support the B40 community, MILO® teamed up with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to raise awareness of essential swimming skills and water safety among children through the KLAS Renang Programme.

Initiated in response to the increasing number of drowning incidents in the country, the KLAS Renang program annually selects 1,600 children aged between 6 to 12 years old from various locations nationwide to receive free swimming lessons. The vital initiative focuses on equipping children with life-saving skills and water safety knowledge, empowering them to stay safe in and around water.

Kerwin Lim, Sports Marketing Manager of MILO, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, said, “Water safety and drowning prevention are becoming increasingly important in Malaysia, with young children particularly prone to water-related incidents, including in flood disaster areas. This programme has enabled MILO to contribute towards cultivating a strong safety culture that helps vulnerable children to better deal with being in water by not just learning how to swim but also by building a healthy relationship with water. We were pleased to have the opportunity to support the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and through the KLAS Renang Programme, there are now more informed young Malaysians with greater confidence when swimming. We plan to roll out more of such programmes next year to create a safer environment for all children.”

The programme was rolled out in partnership with RNJ Swimming Academy, an established sporting facility, with registered and certified coaches from the Malaysian Association of Swimming (MAS).

Kung Syh Yu, certified coach from RNJ Swimming AcademyKung Syh Yu, certified coach from RNJ Swimming Academy, guided and trained the participants using professional modules.

The team of qualified instructors guided and trained the participants under professional modules, teaching fundamental swimming techniques, steps to take in an emergency, and how to recognise potential dangers.

Puan Aida, mother of a 10-year-old daughter, Delisha, shared her positive experience, stating, “I've observed significant progress in my daughter after attending six swimming classes with the coaches. I am eager to continue sending her to more sessions as I believe they will contribute positively to her development in swimming.”

a heartwarming moment during the KLAS Renang ProgrammePuan Aida and her daughter Delisha, share a heartwarming moment during the KLAS Renang Programme.

Starting with basic water familiarization and comfort building, the programme also introduced fundamental swimming skills like kicking, stroking, and breathing. The instructors ensured every child progressed at their own pace. Participants were provided with six sessions each, with certificates handed out to all the children at the end of the program.

The swimming sessions provide an enjoyable learning experience for childrenThe swimming sessions provide an enjoyable learning experience for children, fostering essential life-saving skills and water safety knowledge.

Beyond the programme, MILO intends to continue building a strong culture of water safety for Malaysians nationwide. By partnering with local schools and community centres, the programme’s reach will be expanded to ensure more children have access to these lifesaving skills.

About MILO®
MILO® is the leading nutritious chocolate malt beverage in Malaysia beloved for its iconic taste.  Packed with the goodness of malt barley, milk and cocoa with a unique blend of 6 vitamins and 3 minerals, MILO® has fueled generations of champions with the energy to go further. For over 70 years, MILO® has grown alongside Malaysia and been a vital part of the nation’s sports heritage, providing athletes the nutrition as well as the platform to grow and flourish through the various MILO® grassroots sports programmes.

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] 

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