BannerKing is the brainchild of young and dynamic entrepreneur Jordan Ng, a native of the up and coming city of Klang. BannerKing is, like their slogan says, more than just banners. It is the mother company gathering BannerKing, SignKing, LEDKing, all under one umbrella. Sixteen years into its existence, the company has five outlets in the Klang Valley to its name. Priding itself to be a true one-stop-shop for all things advertising, Jordan and his team offer services ranging from logo design and corporate identity creation to banners, bunting, signboards, LED display panels, poster frames, wallpaper, exhibition setups, t-shirt printing and offset printing. While BannerKing has made a name for itself by consistently meeting and striving to exceed clients’ expectations of quality and service, Jordan has also introduced some very impressive CSR campaigns call Kelab Warisan Sungai Klang geared towards advancement of his native city, Klang.
Safe Our Children from Heavy School Bags
Students worldwide face same problem, to carry overloaded school bags every day accommodate to the school syllabus and teaching systems. They have to carry bags weight 8 to 12 kgs from home to school vice versa, and walk within school buildings up and down multiple floors each schooling day and , this is a risk on long-term back and spinal problems that affecting the child physical growth in the future.
The objective of installing bookshelves in primary school is to allow students keep portion of their text books in the bookshelf. Each student own a personal 11” x 10” x 6” compartment from the bookshelves. Students learn to organize their daily schedule on the use of books and stationery before going home. This solution help to reduce approximately 5kg on the school bags and to safe our children’s from unnecessary physical risk on shoulder, back posture and spine.
- We have delivered 162 bookshelves with a total of 155,520 compartments installed in seven (7) schools
benefiting more than 15 thousands students, and there will be more to come. Each student own 1 compartment. The project result shows positive impact on students’ overall individual attitude, they learn and gain positive traits through their daily schooling habits. In addition, parents are relief from the worries on their children’s back pain and unhealthy physical growth such as shrugging or hunching shoulders, the more serious one would be spinal misalignment or crooked spine.
What impact has this project created in the community/nation?
Heavy school bags in school is a national challenge. A survey report from the Ministry of Health in 2008 and 2009, some of Standard-6 students in Klang Valley, Putrajaya and Terengganu, have been diagnosed with crooked spine likely caused by heavy school bags. Our Education Minister Dr. Maszlee Malik acknowledges this problem and vows to resolve the issue. This project serves to the point as an
effective way to address the challenge. Children are the leader of our future. It is our duty to protect our children against harm and to give them the best schooling experience they deserve. We aim to provide bookshelves to all schools in Malaysia. How has this project help to advance the chosen SDG? Children are leaders for the future. The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. This project serves the needs to protect children from suffering on physical and emotional development, by giving right solution to allow them to learn and possess positive attitudes, knowledge and skills to manage their own daily to-do-things. This project is simple, down to earth, but, it is important and it is able to reach the children and to teach them on how to preserve Good Health and obtain Well-Being in many aspects.
The tagline for United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) is “Leaving No One Behind.” explain how your project helps to realize the commitment of UNSDGs for the future.
If we continue to raise awareness on the importance of lightening our children’s burden and to avoid putting their health in danger, we will be able to influence more school leaders and authorities to put more attention to the health and well-being of our children. This goal is in line with the third goal of UNSDGs, Good Health & Well-Being. By 2030, we target to put bookshelves in every classroom in Malaysia for students to keep their books. No child should carry bags weighing more than 5kg. This will be implemented across the nation leaving
no child behind. Children’s health and well-being is our priority and that is what we will strive for.