Outreach programme to help orang asli

Aeron (second from right) presenting prizes to winners in the sport activities during the community programme.

ISKANDAR PUTERI: Forest City project developer Country Garden Pacific Sdn Bhd (CGPV) organised a programme with the orang asli community from Kampung Orang Asli Simpang Arang, Gelang Patah, to strengthen ties between the developer and local community.

With a carnival-like concept, the event had a range of activities including free health screening, sports and games, karaoke session and food and drinks in Kampung Simpang Arang.

Clothes, shoes and bags were also donated to the community in conjunction with Ramadan.

CGPV corporate communications director Aeron Munajat said the Kampung Simpang Arang Community Carnival was jointly organised by CGPV, Johor Health Department, Johor Baru Red Crescent Society as well as Alami Club, a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) championed by youths in Gelang Patah.

“The health screening was led by the Health Department and Johor Baru Red Crescent Society while Alami club was in charge of food and activities.

“We are happy Alami Club is part of the programme as its aim for youth development is in line with our company’s corporate social responsibility’s (CSR) main element.

“In previous CSR programes, we targeted five other villagers in the area and with the expansion of the project now, we included the people of Kampung Simpang Arang.

“Apart from building stronger ties with the local community, the carnival also aims to create awareness on the importance of taking care of their health.

“We were informed that there was a tuberculosis outbreak in the area and this made us come out to do our part and ensure they take health matters seriously and get proper medical treatment.”

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