Shah Alam, 24 July 2013 – As part of its annual CSR efforts and in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan, the UMW Group recently treated 39 children from Rumah Amal Kasih Bestari, Kampung Melayu Subang. In the first part of the programme, the children were chaperoned by the CSR team to a “Hari Raya” shopping trip to a mall in Klang. Each child received RM200 for clothing expenses and RM50 as “Duit Raya”. The children were then ushered to UMW’s Corporate Office in Shah Alam for a ‘buka puasa’ treat with the senior management and staff of the UMW Group.
Rumah Amal Kasih Bestari (RAKB) was established in September 2007 and is registered with the Welfare Department of Malaysia. It was set up to provide assistance and support to orphans and children from the poor and destitute families. Currently, the home cares for the needs of about 50 children.
UMW President & Group CEO, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir said, “Through events like this, we hope to give back to the community and spread some Aidilfitri joy among the children”. Later, Datuk Syed Hisham, together with Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, UMW Group Chairman, presented a cheque for RM3,000 to the home.
Before leaving UMW, the children were also presented with some Hari Raya cookies and “kurma”.The UMW Group has a long history of supporting 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.
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