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Upcycled laptops donated by Mapletree enable children from low-income households to learn online
September 11, 2020
  • Mapletree donated 15 upcycled laptops to Bukit Batok Community Club for children from low-income families
  • More than 25 children, between Kindergarten 2 to Secondary 4, will be able to participate in online learning 
  • SINGAPORE – Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) is pleased to donate 15 upcycled laptops to the Bukit Batok Community Club (“BBCC”). The laptops were refurbished with new hard disks and Microsoft Office Suite to provide children from low-income families in Bukit Batok access to online tuition platforms and materials.

    Ranging between Kindergarten 2 to Secondary 4, more than 25 children were able to benefit from these laptops deployed since June 2020 at Talent Beacon Community Care Ltd (“Talent Beacon”) which has been providing free tuition lessons to children from low-income families in the Bukit Batok area. 

    “Mapletree is pleased to do a small part by upcycling our laptops that will go the extra mile to give online access to less-advantaged children especially during this Covid-19 pandemic under the guidance of their pro bono tutors. We strive to empower individuals by providing equal learning opportunities and access,” said Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Mapletree’s Group Chief Executive Officer. 

    On the longer term, the donated laptops would also be jointly mobilised by BBCC and Talent Beacon to provide access to a greater variety of materials and resources to supplement learning for youths. 

    Mr Murali Pillai, Adviser to Bukit Batok Grassroots Organisations shared, “We are appreciative of Mapletree’s gift of refurbished laptops. Children residing at public rental flats and attending tuition classes will be able to use these laptops to access the e-tuition programmes. With the right tools, I believe the children will be motivated to focus on their learning.”



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    Photo Credit: Mapletree Investments and Bukit Batok Constituency Office


    Staff from Information Systems & Technology department of Mapletree refurbishing an upcycled laptop including a change of hard disk.

    Mr Wan Kwong Weng (first from right), Group Chief Corporate Officer from Mapletree Investments, together with the Information Systems & Technology colleagues, getting the laptops ready for delivery in June 2020 to Bukit Batok Grassroots Organisations for children to use for online learning.


    Mr Wan Kwong Weng (first from right), Group Chief Corporate Officer from Mapletree Investments, together with Mr Murali Pillai, Adviser to Bukit Batok Grassroots Organisations, visited the children at Talent Beacon with the upcycled laptops from Mapletree on 27 August 2020.


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    Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment, capital and property management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

    Mapletree currently manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and five private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).

    As at 31 March 2020, Mapletree owns and manages S$60.5 billion of office, retail, logistics, industrial, data centre, residential and lodging properties.

    The Group’s assets are located across 13 markets globally, namely Singapore, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam. To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in these countries.

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