11th October 2014, BANDAR SERI ISKANDAR
Fifteen schools with underprivileged children, two orphanages in Perak, and students at Kg. Aji Bota, Perak celebrated with joy as 202 bicycles were donated to them. Donations were organized by University Technology Petronas (UTP) at an event called Convoride 2014, a CSR program by UTP as well as a cycling event. The ride was held in conjunction with UTP’s 14th convocation ceremony.
This year saw the largest number of bicycles donated since Convoride was initially organized in 2012. In the first year, 20 bicycles were donated, while bicycles were donated in 2013.
With this CSR program, UTP received sponsorship donations totaling to a sum of RM65,000, with 50% of the donations channeled to Yayasan UTP bursary fund to provide financial aid for UTP students.
The ride covered a distance of 100km and garnered 523 cyclists from all over Malaysia such as Penang, Kedah, Selangor, Terengganu and Kelantan.
The main event sponsors were ACME Chemical Sdn Bhd as the gold sponsor, Jowahaki Sdn Bhd and Taxi Comfort as the silver sponsors. Ciclista provided jerseys for the event and individual PETRONAS staff contributed 201 bicycles.