100 volunteers take 90 pupils shopping for supplies

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 01 Jan 2020

Children eagerly picking out essential supplies for the new school year, with help from volunteers from Nestle and the Empire Project.

TO GIVE underprivileged children a brighter start for the 2020 school year, Nestle Malaysia and Empire Project provided 90 primary school pupils a shopping treat at Mydin USJ1, Subang Jaya.

In conjunction with International Volunteer Day, over 100 volunteers from Nestle Malaysia and the Empire Project brought pupils from SK Danau Kota, SK Danau Kota II, SK Dato’ Keramat I, SK Wangsa Maju Seksyen 2 and SK Gombak Utara as well as recipients of Empire Project’s food bank programme, together.

The children happily picked out new school uniforms, shoes, school bags and stationery.

Nestle Malaysia group corporate affairs executive director Nirmalah Thurai said the company was strongly committed to its purpose of enhancing lives, and one way was through its employee volunteer programme.

“With this annual activity, we can provide children from poor families, orphanages and those with single mothers the basic schooling necessities.

“It was heart-warming to see our volunteers lend a hand to these children and help them to be better prepared and motivated for the academic year, ” she said.

Empire Project founder Mohammad Ashraff Khan Md Najib said they were pleased to partner with Nestle to give back to children in need.

“This is a great opportunity to help the students attain much-needed supplies and hopefully encourage them to do well in the new school year.

“We hope to continue our partnership with Nestle to drive a greater impact and create a better future for Malaysian children, ” he said.

Nestle Malaysia also distributed goodie bags with household essentials.

The programme was part of Nestle’s global employee volunteer initiative, Nestle Cares, to instil a culture of volunteerism among employees across the various Nestle markets.

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