Shah Alam, 2 May 2013 – As part of UMW’s continuous support to the community, its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) unit along with 8 volunteers from UMW’s volunteer programme helped organise a motivational workshop for the Little People National Organisation of Malaysia (or PKOKM). About 30 participants from the organisation came to attend the workshop that was conducted by Trainers Asia.
PKOKM was first established in 1983 with the objective of improving the living standards among ‘little people’ towards self reliance as well to encourage competitiveness in achieving great success.
Apart from the workshop’s objective of inspiring and motivating the participants, it was also an opportunity to expose UMW’s volunteers to the plight of this community that is rarely seen by the general public. The workshop is the first series of programmes in 2013 for the disabled community planned under its CSR division. The Group also contributed RM3,000 in cash to the organisation. Last year, they have managed to organise three events with disabled community which included a charity bazaar for the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB), as well as a mini-sports carnival for Rumah Pertubuhan Kanak-Kanak Insan Istimewa Cemerlang in Rawang. This year, the division has targeted to organise four events for the disabled community.
UMW’s employee-volunteer programme, the UMW Community Champions has clocked more than 11,500 hours in service to the community since it was launched in 2009 with a target to add another 4,000 hours in 2013.