UNDERPRIVILEGED children at a home in Kajang received a royal visit and goodies in preparation for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, who is patron of non-profit, non-political and non-governmental organisation Selangor Youth Community (SAY), visited Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Rukaiyah Yatim dan Miskin
in conjunction with the NGO’s partnership with Sunway Group’s “Sunway Raya Cheer” campaign in Selangor.
The home was one of four children’s shelters selected to receive a sponsorship of RM27,675 in the form of groceries, laptops, vitamin C, face masks, clothes and duit raya.
Tengku Amir said he was happy to be part of the campaign, as the children needed as many opportunities as they could to lift them out of the cycle of poverty.
“I applaud Sunway’s annual CSR effort in ensuring that no one should be left behind and this is only one of the many initiatives planned for the #SunwayforGood Raya outreach campaign, ” he added.
Sunway Group brand marketing and communications senior general manager Nik Tasha Nik Kamaruddin said the company was looking across the country to see how they could contribute to various communities, especially the B40 group.
“Today is meaningful because it is part of the activity that we have been doing over the years with SAY.
“We are also looking at how to move forward in helping the community, especially during this (Covid-19) pandemic period, ” she said.
SAY chief executive officer Nurul Azwa Rodzi said the programme this year had to be altered to adhere to the standard operating procedure.
“Every year, we go to orphanages to distribute groceries, cookies and baju raya.
“Previously, we would take them (the children) shopping and later for buka puasa at a Sunway hotel. But this year, we did the shopping for them and brought the new clothes over, ” she added.
SAY aspires to provide an avenue to connect Selangor youth to development opportunities.
Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Rukaiyah Yatim dan Miskin president Dr Abd Rahman Kurais said all the children and staff were excited and had looked forward to Tengku Amir Shah’s visit.
He said they were grateful for all the contributions that would benefit the 33 children between the age of 10 and 17 at the home.
“We hope this will motivate them further to excel in their education, knowing that there are so many people and organisations that care for their well-being, ” he added.