Shah Alam, 2 Aug 2012 – As part of its CSR effort, in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan, UMW celebrated the fasting month with children from Institut Taufiq Islami, Klang. About 50 children were taken to UMW’s Corporate Office in Shah Alam for a ‘buka puasa’ treat with senior management and staff of the UMW Group.
UMW President & Group CEO, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir said, “We hope that through this annually organised event, we can give back to the community and spread some Aidilfitri joy among the children”.
UMW Chairman, Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin and his wife were also present at the event to distribute ‘duit raya’ to the orphans. During the event, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir handed out a cheque for RM5,000 to the representative of Institut Taufiq Islami along with ‘goody-bags’ for the children.
Institut Taufiq Islami is the brainchild of Tuan Haji Jupri bin Haji Said who donated his land for the purpose of building the orphanage. The institute was established on 12 April, 1999 and is currently home to more than 100 children.
As with any festive season, UMW’s collection-drive for the needy has always been met with great enthusiasm. This year, its CSR department managed to collect more than RM3,000 in cash and kind from members of its staff. All contributions will be given to Project MADE – a non-profit charitable organisation which focuses on assisting the poor and the underprivileged, regardless of their culture, race and political beliefs. The proceeds will also go to ‘Rumah Penyayang Wadi Sakinah’ – a shelter home for more than 120 residents ranging from orphans, single mothers, disables and the elderly located in Merbok, Kedah. The shelter which consists of 4 rented houses was established in early 2010 and is located in the area of Taman Merbok Permai and Kampung Bukit Haji Omar in Kedah.
The UMW Group has a long history of supporting a number of non-profit and non-political organisations through its community programmes. The Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy is comprehensive and goes beyond just funding charitable projects, benchmarking against international best practices in the marketplace, the workplace, the environment and the community.