Corporate Social Responsibility
Our Community Outreach Projects
Blood Donation Drive with the National Blood Centre
We held a blood donation drive in the office in December, where 20 donors were attended to by staff from the National Blood Centre. Among the 20, 12 were existing donors whereas 8 of them were new blood donors.
Picnic Day-Out with Rumah Anak Yatim Nur Qaseh
14 October 2017
An afternoon picnic with the children from Rumah Anak Yatim Nur Qaseh was organised by on 14th October at Kepong Metropolitan Park. We prepared a series of activities with the children, including Zumba, rollerblading and cycling around the Park, and also provided lunch for them. As this was held at the famous "taman layang-layang", we also brought kites out to catch the wind. In the end, we also donated RM1,000 to purchase some household necessities and gave the children some gifts.
Hands of Hope Sponsorship and Charity Musical Concert
In September, the Firm contributed to the Hands of Hope fundraising concert, for their 'Sponsor-A-Child' Project which enabled refugee children receiving quality education. As the Firm believes in the transformational power of education, we decided to sponsor a full year's education for two children from the Chin ethnic group of Myanmar. Hands of Hope were kind enough to provide us with 10 free concert passes to the "Behind My Smile" musical. The musical depicted the harsh reality of refugees who are cheated by gangsters in an attempt to keep their faith, while escaping prosecution. The musical served as an impactful reminder of the everyday hardships and helplessness suffered by marginalised communities, especially refugees and victims of war.
Dana Mighty Run! Supporting NASOM on the Awareness of Autism
26 August 2017
On 26th August, the firm took part in the Dana Mighty Run, which was a 10km charity run organised by Danajamin Nasional Berhad and co-organised by the Community Outreach and Social Committees to support the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) on the awareness of Autism. Three representatives were sent to participate along with at least 300 other runners in an early Saturday morning, remaining undeterred by the torrential downpour.
Donation of Old Computers to Methodist Girl's School
In July 2017, the firm donated 10 desktop units to the Methodist Girls' School Kuala Lumpur (MGSKL) to replace their aging computers. Our general manager Rizal Abdul Azis presented them to the school principal, Madam Rosemand A. Lawrence together with the school’s PTA chairperson and PTA members. Prior to the handover ceremony, the team was given a school tour and we visited their classroom, science laboratory, computer room and the library. MGSKL is one of the oldest schools in Malaysia, and was established in 1896. The principal shared with us the challenges they faced throughout the years and also some of the recent work that they have successfully carried out.
Our Long Term Volunteer Projects: Soup Kitchen and Rohingya Tuition Initiatives
In the past year, the Firm has been sending volunteers to two of our long term volunteer projects. We join the good people at the Fungates Superflow Foundation (FSF) soup kitchen in Jinjang to provide hot meals to under-privileged members of society. A typical weekend volunteering would comprise of kitchen prep work, cooking, serving lunch and helping to clean up the premises. In the second half of the year, we also donated food to the kitchen and plan to continue this project in 2018.
The second long term project that the Firm is doing is providing free weekend tuition to the students at the Pelangi Kasih informal school in Selayang Baru, which was set up by a nonprofit organisation to provide education to Rohingya refugee children. We provide English writing and conversation classes, as well as Math classes for the children.
Tesco Walk for Kids 2017
26 February 2017
Some of our colleagues and their families joined a few hundred school kids, teachers and parents at the Tesco Walk For Kids 2017 event on 26 Feb. Despite the wet and gloom, everyone was in high spirits at Desa Park City and walked away with goodie bags after finishing the 2.3km walk. 100% of the proceeds from the registration and sponsorship of the event will be donated by Tesco to the adopted schools for meals, extra tuition, and upgrading of school facilities under the program.
Ringing in Christmas Early
17 - 18 December 2016
Some of our staff, led by partner Yong Hsian Siong, gathered to spread some Christmas cheer to children undergoing treatment at the Ronald McDonald House Charities, located in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital on 17 December. They were Santa Claus proxies for the day as they handed out goodie bags, household groceries and Pokemon stuffed toys to the children, which were all donated through two fundraising rounds in the office. Despite the downpour, the children were duly entertained by the clown and nobody left empty handed that afternoon. The following day, our staff Ganesan Torosamy and Kellie Yap also brought along some household goodies as a donation to Cornerstone Orphanage, in Semenyih. They spent a day of games and fun with the children, and gave out Christmas presents based on the children’s wishlist, which were privately donated by other parties.
Supporting awareness against gender-based violence in the White Ribbon Run
27 November 2016
For the second consecutive year in a row, the Firm was a partner and sponsor at the White Ribbon Run 2016, an annual awareness campaign that is organised by All Women’s Action Society (AWAM). This year’s run and walk took place on 27 November, at Desa Park City, where we sent 30 of our staff to run for a worthy cause. Despite the rain and wet roads, our runners braved the weather in the 3km and 7km categories and also took part in the planking competitions!
The White Ribbon signifies awareness against gender based violence, especially by men and boys, and we are proud to be associated with this campaign again. In 2015, besides the run, we also spoke at their public forum and radio interviews to provide a legal perspective on dealing with the thorny issue of gender violence.