Sunway City, 5 June 2018 ~ The festive season came early for over 270 children from eight orphanages around Selangor today, as Sunway Group hosted them for a fun-filled day in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
The programme is part of the “#sunwayforgood Raya Cheer 2018” project which aimed to reach 4,500 underserved individuals in B40 groups in 13 locations in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang.
The homes were handpicked by SAY Community and Lembaga Zakat Selangor as some of the most deserving. The eight homes were Pertubuhan
Kebajikan Ehsan Ash-Shakur, Rumah Kebajikan Anak Yatim Al-Munirah, Rumah Amal Baitul, Persatuan Rumah Anak Yatim Damai Kuang, Rahoma Darul Fakir, Rumah Kasih Harmoni, Pertubuhan Amal Rumah Anak Yatim dan Hidayah Al-Hijrah, and Rumah Amal Al-Firdaus.
The day began with a joyful shopping spree for “baju raya” in AEON, Sunway Pyramid Mall. Each child also received a stationery set inclusive of colour pencils donated by AEON Bandar Sunway. The children were each accompanied by Sunway volunteers who acted as their foster “brothers and sisters” for the day.
Besides guiding the children for the shopping session, the enthusiastic Sunwayians also used the opportunity to bond with them over balloon-making, notebook and bag making sessions by Sunway Group’s NGO partner, Golden Opportunities for the Learning Disabled (GOLD), and even a cupcake decoration session which was hosted by Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa.
In the evening, the children were treated to a special iftar meal with Her Royal Highness, the Queen of Selangor, DYMM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin binti Abdul Rahman who was the evening’s guest of honour.
Also present were Sunway’s top management, Deputy Chairman of Sunway Group, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman Hashim; his wife, Puan Sri Latiffah Kamaruddin; EXCO of member of Sunway Group, Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah; and Managing Director of Sunway Berhad Property Division of Malaysia, Ms Sarena Cheah, who joined in the merriment.
The children enjoyed a performance by Muhammad Ardani bin Mohamad Rais, a member of SAY community. They were then presented with Raya cookies and duit raya by Her Royal Highness, the Queen of Selangor, DYMM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin; and Sunway Group’s Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman M. Hashim wife, Puan Sri Latiffah Kamaruddin.
Sunway Group had kick-started its month-long “#sunwayforgood Raya Cheer 2018” community outreach on 21 and 22 May by distributing 4,000 containers of bubur lambuk to communities around Masjid Al Husna, Bandar Sunway; Surau Rabiul Awal, Sentul; Surau Al-Majib, Cheras; Masjid Seberang Jaya, Seberang Jaya and Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town.
This is the largest single Hari Raya initiative yet for the Sunway Group which has celebrated festive seasons with underserved communities over 17 consecutive years since 2001 including Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, and Deepavali. To date, Sunway’s festive cheer programmes have touched over 100,000 lives.
The Group will also be distributing groceries to seven villages in Kuala Langat and Sepang to 40 families identified by Lembaga Zakat Selangor as the most economically disadvantaged in Kampung Kundang, Taman Mutiara, Kampung Tanjung Sepat, Kampung Tanjung Layang, Kampung Baru Lanjut, Salak Tinggi and Desa Salak Gemilang 1 on 11 June and 12 June.
For more details about Sunway Group’s mission to drive the 2030 UN Sustainable Development agenda, please log on to : www.sunwayforgood.com.
Intertwined with Sunway’s core values of Integrity, Humility and Excellence,
#sunwayforgood encapsulates Sunway’s sustainability and social responsibility efforts as we strive to create a positive and far-reaching impact on the nation and humankind.We actively engage our stakeholders and the communities we serve through initiatives that advance economic, environmental and social progress – so that we deliver enduring growth for thriving communities. #sunwayforgood is also our pledge that Sunway will continue to do good, and stand alongside Malaysians, for good.