TUNE Protect Group Bhd organised a “Sponsor a Kid Back to School” campaign in support of 57 at-risk children aged between seven and 12 under the care of Yayasan Chow Kit.
Yayasan Chow Kit is a non-profit organisation and 24-hour crisis drop-in centre for at-risk children in need of temporary guardianship.
A total of RM8,700 was raised internally from Tune Protect Group and its employees to provide two sets of school uniforms for each of the 57 children, enabling them to begin the 2018 academic year on a positive note.
In addition, Tune Protect also sponsored the repair works to fix major roof leaks at the foundation’s Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-Kanak at a cost of RM18,500.
The mock cheque of RM27,200, reflecting the total sum donated for school uniform sets and repair works, was presented by Tune Protect Group chief executive officer Razman Hafidz Abu Zarim to Yayasan Chow Kit chief operating officer Ananti Rajasingam at an event held at the foundation’s Pusat Aktiviti Kanak-Kanak along Jalan Chow Kit.
Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin Tuanku Muhriz, who is a member of the Yayasan Chow Kit Board of Trustees, witnessed the ceremony.
Delivering the welcome speech, Tunku Zain said, “I’m glad that Tune Protect’s idea of protection is not limited to insurance.
“The much-needed repairs to our building will protect our children, staff and equipment as they undergo their daily activities, while their new uniforms will help protect a sense of identity and purpose that they need to move forward in life.”
Meanwhile, Razman said, “Tune Protect’s corporate responsibility vision is to ensure the protection of today’s generation and empowering them for tomorrow’s challenges and issues.
“We are encouraged by the support for this initiative shown by our colleagues across the group.”
Also at the event, Ananti said, “Yayasan Chow Kit believes every child, regardless of their background, has a right to live in pursuit of their aspirations.
“With the support of our sponsors, we enable children to achieve their full potential by providing them with access to protection, support and care.”