KOTA KINABALU: Students and trainees at the Seri Mengasih centre for the disabled are among the beneficiaries of petroleum giant Shell’s Raya Charity Campaign 2016.
The training centre received more than RM116,000 from Shell Timur Sdn Bhd following the campaign which ran from July 1 to 3.
The campaign saw Shell donating one sen for every litre of fuel purchased at its stations nationwide, resulting in some RM735,000 being raised for six charities including Seri Mengasih.
The others were Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia, Pusat Harian Kanak-Kanak Spastik Bandar Ipoh, Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal Johor Bahru, Yayasan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Kelantan (Rumah Putera Dan Puteri Harapan) and Lembaga Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Sarawak
“We are grateful that many Malaysian motorists have turned their journeys into blessings for children in need.
“Their simple act of filling up will go a long way in helping these children,” said Shell Timur director Datuk Azman Ismail.
He said two of the beneficiary organisations focused on underprivileged children which would use the funds for development programmes such as leadership camps, computer classes and cooking classes.
The other four beneficiaries focused on helping children with learning disabilities and the funds will be used to support programmes that improve children’s communication skills and sensory processing such as music therapy, art classes as well as sensory and motor skills training.
“Shell is celebrating its 125th anniversary in Malaysia and we wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion,” Azman said.
“We believe in giving back to society and fuelling progress for a better tomorrow and we recognise that one of the key areas requiring immediate attention is children with special needs.
“We wanted to assist the community by enhancing the support programmes available to these children,” he added.