Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd (HSDM) embarked on a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme recently by reaching out to the most needy of the less fortunate homes.
Four homes were identified, one from each region, namely central, north, south and east coast. They were Pusat Jagaan Baitul Hidayah (Selangor), Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-anak Yatim Kota Tinggi (Johor), Madrasatul Quran (Terengganu) and Persatuan Kebajikan Sinar Ceria (Penang). Each of these homes submitted their wish lists and after reviewing the lists, HSDM duly fulfill the wishes within the allocated budget.
“Helping the less fortunate homes is our way of giving back to the community and we are looking at making this an annual CSR event where we allocate at least RM200,000 in 2012 to help the less fortunate,” said Mr Lau Yit Mun, Managing Director of HSDM.
Among the main contribution by HSDM to the homes include repairing a van which is used the children’s transportation as well as providing building materials to build a school for Madrasatul Quran. Other essential items such as refrigerator, washing machine, television, fan, rice cooker, beds and pillows were also provided to the homes. Additionally, HSDM also provided computers and learning materials such as books and stationary items to the homes.
At the handing over ceremony held at Pusat Jagaan Baitul Hidayah in Puchong recently, 37 less fortunate children were also treated to a fun day with HSDM employees. In return, the children entertained guests from HSDM with a stunning Nasyid and Silat performances.
Puan Nurazuana Bt Mat Akip who runs the home at Pusat Jagaan Baitul Hidayah said she is thankful and delighted that HSDM selected their home for the CSR programme as they are really in need of funds for their daily expenses and to purchase essential items for the children.
Pusat Jagaan Baitul Hidayah’s monthly expenditure can go up as high as RM10,000 a month in the running of the home. Both Puan Nurazuana and En Mohd Gzahari Bin A Majid as caretakers of the home, supplement their income by selling plants from their very own Baitul Hidayah Nursery, offering laundry service to neighbours, as well as manufacturing and selling Roselle juice. The home is also currently seeking financial aid from good Samaritans to build a new house to accommodate the growing number of children that are sent to their home. The building of the new home would require at least RM700,000. Members of the public who would like to make a donation or find out more can contact Puan Nurazuana at 013-7034658.
About 80 employees from HSDM were involved in this year’s CSR programme. They participated in organizing the event for the children and spending time with the Children.
words & pix: HSDM