Foundation to use donated vehicle for activities and community work

Royal presence: The Queen behind the wheel of a four-wheel drive Toyota Hilux.

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd donated a Toyota Hilux to Yayasan Anak-Anak Yatim Sultanah Haminah (YAASH) in Alor Setar, Kedah recently.

The vehicle will be used by the foundation to facilitate its charitable activities and community work with regards to the wellbeing of orphans in Kedah.

UMW Toyota Motor deputy chairman Akio Takeyama handed over a mock key to Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah, who is the patron of the foundation, during a ceremony at its premises in Alor Setar.

Also present at the event was UMW Toyota president Datuk Ismet Suki.

YAASH was established in 2011 with the aim of taking care of the wellbeing and welfare of orphans who are poor and without proper supervision. These orphans, regardless of their academic achievements and levels, are placed under the care of the foundation and are considerably independent.

Ismet said he hopes the vehicle would be used to support the foundation’s noble efforts in assisting poor orphans in the state so they could be given sufficient care and supervision.

“It is important that these children are given proper guidance, particularly in education, so they will be on the right direction to the better their lives in the future,” he said, adding that he commended the foundation in taking a step in addressing the issue of education.

Ismet said the donation was part of the philanthropic pillars of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) and that it continually sought opportunities such as this to contribute to the communities where the company operates.

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