Sepang, 11 Aug 2012 – As part of its CSR effort in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadhan, UMW staff along with its volunteer group known as ‘UMW Community Champions’ celebrated by breaking fast with children from Pusat Jagaan Baitus Sakinah Wal Mahabba in Sepang. About 30 Community Champions volunteered to spend quality time engaged with 50 children from the home.
Pusat Jagaan Baitus Sakinah Wal Mahabba was established in January 2009 as a non-profit organisation and serves as a home for underprivileged children with the objective of providing them with care, education and other basic needs. It occupies two houses located in Kota Warisan, Sepang and is home to more than 50 children ranging from 4 to 19 years of age.
As with any festive season, UMW’s collection-drive for the needy has always received enthusiastic support. This year’s effort by the CSR Department saw collections in cash and kind in excess of RM3,000 from members of UMW staff. The 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 belief. The proceeds will also go to ‘Rumah Penyayang Wadi Sakinah’ – a shelter home for more than 120 residents ranging from orphans, single mothers, the disabled and the elderly, located in Merbok, Kedah. The shelter which consists of 4 rented houses was established in early 2010 and 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.