MAXIS recently held the Maxis Cyberkids Camp 2009 for 112 secondary school students from Selangor and Pahang. The camp is part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme called Maxis Bridging Communities that aims to reduce the digital divide among urban and rural communities across the country. A total of 42 schools from Sabah, Sarawak, Perlis, Selangor, Malacca and Pahang and 336 participants are involved in the programme this year. The Sabah and Sarawak, as well as Selangor and Pahang camps have already been conducted while those for Perlis and Malacca will be held in the coming months.
Students will be exposed to ICT knowledge and technology systems that will enhance the students learning skills via the Internet. The schools that will be participating in the camp are mostly rural schools that have poor ICT exposure. So far, the Maxis Cyberkids Camp has reached out to more than 5,000 children and 2,500 teachers across the country. Maxis has conducted 93 Cyberkids programmes since its inception in 2002. The schools were selected from the Education Ministry's list of schools with rural ones being given priority.