Shah Alam, 31 October 2013 – As part of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, in conjunction with Deepavali celebrations, the UMW Group recently brought cheer and joy to 41 children from Rumah Kebajikan Karunai Illam, Kepong. In the first part of the programmed, the children were treated to lunch at a KFC restaurant in Sunway. Immediately after lunch was an in-door session of games where both children and volunteers could actively participate. The games created a warm atmosphere of fun with lots of prizes, keeping the children coming for more.
Later, the children were chaperoned by UMW’s CSR team on a “Deepavali” shopping spree at the Sunway Pyramid. Each child was allocated with RM200 for their shopping expenses. While most children opted for clothes, there were others who preferred personal items like watches, shoes and belts. UMW also contributed RM3,000 in cash to the home to help support their benevolent work.
Rumah Kebajikan Karunai Illam is a home for underprivileged children who come from broken homes or orphaned, many neglected and abused. The home located in Taman Ehsan, Kepong, has been registered with Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat since 2001. Karunai Illam provides residential care, education, counseling and guidance to empower these children to develop and become good citizens.
The UMW Group has a long tradition of supporting non-profit and non-political organisations through its community programmed. The Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is comprehensive and goes beyond just funding charitable projects, bench marking against international best practices in the marketplace, the workplace, the environment and the community.
The UMW Group is an international conglomerate that develops industries, manages partnerships and facilitates growth. It is involved in four core businesses – Automotive, Equipment, Manufacturing & Engineering, and Oil & Gas.
Adopting its rallying call – Beyond Boundaries®, UMW is set to play a leading role in shaping the future of its industries globally. The Group will do this by inspiring vibrant ideas, nurturing potential, pioneering partnerships and delivering excellence in everything it does; the rewards of which will contribute to the progress and well-being of its stakeholders.