Community Development

In Thailand, we are partnering with a well-establish Thai non-profit organization, Education for Development Foundation (EDF) since late 2012, on an award-winning innovative and integrated school and community development program in Songkhla. This program provides scholarships to students most in need, improves school facilities, which also serve as community centers outside school hours, and offers long-term skills and capabilities training for students and the communities. We extended this impactful program into the Prachuap Kirikhan area in 2015 and so far over 35,000 students, teachers and community members have benefitted from this initiative.

In Indonesia, Mubadala Petroleum has been engaged with local fishermen from Majene in West Sulawesi since 2014 and we supported the deployment of artificial fish aggregating devices in the Makassar Strait and fishing lighting technology opening new fishing grounds and income sources. In 2018, we also funded skills empowering training for the fishermen women in this coastal area to produce fish and non-fish-based products to sell at the local market.

In Malaysia, we partnered in 2019 with The Lost Food Project in Kuala Lumpur supporting their “Feed The Hungry, Not The Landfill” program which enabled them to acquire a 5-tonne refrigerated truck to rescue an average of 10 tons of food per week and redistribute them to the urban poor. Our staff also helped during Ramadan to distribute fresh fruit and vegetables rescued by the NGO to over 1,800 residents from low-cost housing areas.