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Reaching out to orang asli children

Idris (left) and Badrul Feisal flagging off the convoy of volunteers in the Kembara MSAM-UMW 2017.

Idris (left) and Badrul Feisal flagging off the convoy of volunteers in the Kembara MSAM-UMW 2017.

TEMERLOH: Storytelling sessions for orang asli children is the highlight of UMW Corporation’s four-day convoy, from April 19 to 22, across three parliamentary constituencies.

Group corporate communication division general manager Badrul Rahman said 30 volunteers, from the company, were involved in outreach programmes and would engage with orang asli communities in Kampung Lubuk Perah, Kampung Sungai Beruang, Kampung Sungai Bera, Bukit Keledang and Kampung Paya Luas during their 275km journey.

Badrul said the convoy of volunteers would meet 152 orang asli students and their 116 family members at the villages visited.

He said they would spend between two to three hours for storytelling sessions.

“This is one of our means to reach students from the orang asli communities as we do not have much time and cannot spend the whole day with them. We had planned to have other activities but due to time constraints, we made it short and decided to have storytelling sessions instead.

“I am sure that the orang asli kids will not forget the time we will spend together,” said Badrul.

The 10 vehicle convoy was flagged off by Permodalan Nasional Berhad asset management deputy president and group chief operating officer Datuk Idris Kechot and UMW Holdings Berhad president and group chief executive officer Badrul Feisal Abdul Rahim at Dataran Temerloh.

The “Kembara MSAM-UMW 2017” convoy is in continuity of a similar programme, held last year, in conjunction with the Malaysian Unit Trust Week (MSAM).

Throughout the journey, brochures on unit trust events will be distributed to villagers to promote the programme in remote areas.