Star Media Group has a long history of being part of the community. We take pride in all our achievements but we have not forgotten the greatest contributors to our success, our readers. The never-ending support from the people has helped us to be who we are today. As a Group, we strive to give back to the community through a series of social initiatives, championing the causes we believe in.
Do Good. Volunteer.
Do Good. Volunteer. is an initiative by The Star in collaboration with Leaderonomics. This initiative aims to promote volunteerism amongst Malaysians.
Aside from regular articles featured in The Star promoting volunteerism of all kinds, a volunteer matching portal (dogoodvolunteer.com) is created to link both volunteers and NGOs. Through this portal, Do Gooders (volunteers) will be able to access a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from traditional on-site help to skill-based opportunities such as designing, blogging and more. By that same token, NGOs will have access to a wealth of volunteers that can assist through various means.
English For More Opportunities
An on-going initiative by The Star, English For More Opportunities highlights how proficiency in English can help to open doors to more job opportunities, good universities, career advancements and increased earning power.
Aside from forum, regular articles were featured in The Star to promote the importance of the language.
Preserve Our Heritage
One of the causes that we have championed for many years, Preserve Our Heritage is created to raise awareness and to garner public support to safeguard our heritage.
It first started in response to the intended acquisition and possible demolition of Jalan Sultan’s century old building. Through this initiative, Star Media Group shows its support of preserving and promoting heritage, and remembering our origins, our ancestors, their accomplishments and the obstacles they had to overcome.
The Star Pitt St
In 2011, under the ‘Preserve Our Heritage’ initiative, we pledged to convert our 100-year-old building located within the UNESCO World Heritage site of George Town, Penang into a centre for arts, culture and heritage.
Three years later after an extensive renovations were done, The Star Pitt St was launched in September 2014.
Today, the building has been restored and repurposed as a nexus for Penang’s creativity and culture. From photo exhibitions to workshops to coffee sessions, the building is set to become a landmark of its own.
Star Education Fund
The Star Education Fund was incepted in 1994 to provide opportunities for deserving students to pursue higher education by way of scholarships or sponsorships. For close to 20 years, The Star Education Fund has helped thousands of students achieve their goal of furthering their education with the hopes of realising their dreams and aspirations. Through this, we hope to inspire youth to always aim high with their dreams and to not let challenges and obstacles hinder their progress.
As part of The Star’s dedication and commitment to extending assistance to those in need, we established a charitable arm called Star Foundation. Incorporated on Sept 20, 2004, the foundation aims to raise, receive and administer funds for charitable, social and research purposes. Since its inception, Star Foundation has helped many charitable organisations lessen their financial burden and commitments.
Amongst others, charities that Star Foundation have collaborated with include HOSPIS Malaysia, MERCY Malaysia, Penyayang, MyKasih Foundation, Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) and many more.
Should you wish to donate to Star Foundation or have inquiries, kindly contact Star Media Group Marketing & Corporate Communication Unit at 03 7967 1388.