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Deutsche Bank builds hostel in Tawau for students living in remote parts of Sabah

December 2013 │ Malaysia

On December 21, 2013, Deutsche Bank Malaysia staff helped build hostel facilities in Tawau, Sabah, to help underprivileged children living in remote villages in Sabah pursue their dreams through proper education in a sustainable and conducive environment.

Deutsche Bank corporate volunteers sacrificed their weekend before the Christmas holidays to ensure that the hostel was ready for occupation when the school term starts in 2014.   The corporate volunteers arrived in Tawau, Sabah and proceeded to prepare the newly completed hostel facilities for the new school term.  Book and shoe shelves were built and an artwork painted by the Global Market dealers was presented to commemorate the visit.

The hostel will provide boarding facilities for up to 100 children attending a school nearby.  The project, besides reducing travel time, offers the children basic facilities to pursue their ambitions. For children living in urban cities, going to school is a daily norm, but for the less fortunate students living in very remote parts of Sabah, they brave long and arduous journey, trekking through secondary jungles and crossing rivers to pursue their education.

Raja-Ali Raja Othman, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank Corporate Advisory (M) Sdn Bhd, presided over the opening of the hostel. He is also Deputy President of ANSARA, an alumnus of Maktab Rendah Sains MARA, Kulim.   Having attended a boarding school in his early education days, Raja-Ali is passionate to support underprivileged children in pursuit of education. 

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