Digi announced their #MYBaikHati campaign—a campaign to collect used devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops from its employees, customers and the public to students from the B40 community. Their goal is to give these students improved access to digital learning.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a critical importance for students to have affordable internet access and proper digital tools to enable online learning. While Digi has continuously worked hard to improve internet connectivity nationwide, we always believe that the goal to bridge digital gap can be more efficiently achieved when we join efforts with the public. #MyBaikHati campaign is a perfect opportunity for Malaysians to play their part in creating a sustainable impact for students in need,” said Philip Ling, Digi’s Head of Sustainability.
The year-long campaign kickstarted its pilot phase in Klang Valley. But it plans to expand nationwide as the campaign progresses.
If you’re keen to donate your devices to the campaign and are in the Klang Valley, there are two ways that you can proceed. You can either register your interest to donate on the #MYBaikHati campaign page, or you can drop off your devices at Digi’s designated collection points—which is located at Digi Store Klang, or Digi Store Cheras.
Digi is accepting smartphones, 4G-enabled tablets, Chromebooks with Windows 8 and above and laptops—all preferably with the chargers intact. The devices must be in working condition and show no major damage. The devices that do not meet the requirements will be “disposed responsibly”.
The donated devices will be assessed, refurbished and distributed to eligible B40 students at Digi’s Pusat Internet Komuniti (PIK). Students may check their eligibility at their nearest PIK.
In February, Digi also shared that they have set up free 4G WiFi at 12 People’s Housing Programs (PPR) in Perlis, Perak, Terengganu, Melaka, and Johor. The effort is also to “help facilitate online learning for students among the B40 communities”.