SMART Reader Worldwide Sdn Bhd recently paid children from Rumah Perlindungan Safiyyah a visit in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri for an afternoon of light bites and activities.
Rumah Perlindungan Safiyyah is home to 72 (orphaned, abused or abandoned) children located in Puncak Alam.
Besides providing them a roof, the home also equipped the children with basic lessons in Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mathematics, Science, Arts and Islamic Studies, as well as skills training such as culinary and doing the laundry.
Held at the open space in front of their home, the primary idea behind the visit was to spark happiness and bring smiles to the faces of the less-fortunate children.
The event started with the distribution of balloons and cookies, followed by speeches aimed to motivate the children.
The remaining hours were spent on singing, cake-cutting and quirky quizzes.
Smart Reader also presented a contribution of essential necessities, including uniforms, exercise books and a month of English tutorials worth RM5,000.
Smart Reader executive director Kevan Ong in his speech said they were committed to giving back to the society.
Having pioneered the Smart Reader Kids range of programmes, Smart Reader Worldwide is an organisation that aims to contribute to social welfare of the nation, particularly with regards to children.
“We are especially passionate in helping underprivileged children. We understand that children need a supportive and nurturing environment to grow up and eventually become a good member of the society.
“Through our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, we are trying as much as we can to spread joy and love to the less fortunate,” he added.
He also said that their focus was to do something more meaningful than just dropping an amount of cash.
“Education is believed to be a solid foundation to a better quality of life.
“Quality education for children of all backgrounds is an aspect that we specialise in. So it is a perfect fit.”
When asked about the significance of English education, he said: “It is certainly not a measure of intelligence.
“The children are in need of a mode of delivery. English will therefore serve as a tool to express themselves better.
“Let us also not forget that without English, there will be no Mathematics or Science. So we see it as a good starting point,” said Ong.
Smart Reader Worldwide aspires to continue its mission to bring about positive change and well-being to their environment, community and workplace.
“We hope to have brought a bit of joy and we will keep taking such initiatives to bring cheer to the less fortunate.”