Empowering communities means helping them develop in ways that are not just beneficial, but more importantly, sustainable. Regardless of where we operate, we stress on community growth and fostering a caring culture among our employees.

    Some of our community-centric initiatives include:

    The Maybank Foundation Scholarship Award

    The Maybank Foundation Scholarship Award, established in 1972, aspires to attract the most promising scholars from across the region and assure them a quality education that would help them reach their full potential. The scholarship programme also includes a mentoring framework, opportunities for internships and development interventions for skill-building.

    Maybank Financial Literacy Programmes

    We run a series of financial literacy programmes in tandem with Money Tree (M) Sdn. Bhd. Maybank adopts primary schools, and the children learn about basic financial education such as inflation and interest rates through workshops conducted by Money Tree. We want to help prepare young Malaysians for the financial challenges they will face in the future by inculcating responsible personal financial habits.

    Cahaya Kasih

    Cahaya Kasih is our employee volunteerism programme. Maybankers donate their time and share their knowledge in a broad range of efforts, collaborating with organisations and NGOs in community development work and fund-raising events. In 2011, Maybankers dedicated a total of 84,000 hours to volunteerism.

    Maybank Global Corporate Responsibility Day (CR Day)

    Maybank Global Corporate Responsibility Day (CR Day) is believed to be the biggest CR initiative ever to be organised by a Malaysian company, both globally and simultaneously, in one day. The year 2012 saw over 18,000 Maybank employees from 15 countries come together to reaffirm their commitment to social and community development.

    Liver Transplant Centre, Hospital Selayang

    We contributed RM5 million for the operational costs of the Liver Transplant Centre in Hospital Selayang, a unique public-private initiative established in 2002. In 2012, the Maybank Foundation pledged two contributions amounting to RM150,000 from two corporate fundraising events. Including the amount raised, the Liver Transplant Centre in Hospital Selayang received a total of approximately RM162,000 for the purchase and maintenance of an organ procurement vehicle within Malaysia.

    Arts and Culture

    We at Maybank recognise the importance of safeguarding our national arts and culture for future generations, as well as their potential in encouraging greater national unity and appreciation of the diverse cultures that surround us. That is why we have our very own Balai Seni, a venue to display works of local artists, and Numismatic Museum, the first of its type in the country, right in our Head Office at Menara Maybank, Kuala Lumpur.