Foundation donates backpacks to 300 children

Anne (left) and The Budimas Charitable Foundation business development manager Kallon Cha presenting the backpacks to the orang asli children.

ABOUT 300 children of Kampung Orang Asli Pos Betau in Sungai Koyan, Pahang, received backpacks filled with goodies from The Budimas Charitable Foundation.

Aligned with the foundation’s mission to aid underprivileged children in Malaysia, the backpacks filled with stationery, biscuits, snacks and drinks were a hit with the children.

The children were mostly from poverty-stricken homes and lack proper meals.

As part of The Budimas Education Charity Fund’s goal, which is to cultivate interest towards education among children of indigenous communities in Malaysia, the initiative is the first step to encourage them to have interest in their studies.

Budimas hopes to encourage the children of the Pos Betau community to attend school.

“As a non-profit organisation, Budimas is thankful for service organisations like the Rotary Club of Bangsar, which provides humanitarian services to the communities that are in need.

“It is a no-brainer for us to step in and make their effort an even greater success by making the kids of the Pos Betau community feel happy,” said The Budimas Charitable Foundation principal officer Anne Rajasaikaran.

The foundation supports the welfare and well-being of orphans and underprivileged children in Malaysia by addressing three basic necessities of a child via its three core programmes – Budimas Home Charity Fund (BHCF), Budimas Food Charity Fund (BFCF) and Budimas Education Charity Fund (BECF).

The foundation currently supports 60 charitable children’s homes across Malaysia under BHCF, building and operating libraries for orang asli children via BECF and provides breakfast to less fortunate children in 113 schools through BFCF.

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