SCHOOLchildren at PPR Desa Rejang Setapak, Kuala Lumpur, received health supplements to highlight the importance of strengthening natural resistance during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The initiative by health and wellness company Amway Malaysia and Welfare Department was also aimed at empowering urban families.
Some 100 children received close to 200 Nutrilite health supplements from Amway and will continue to receive them for six months.
“As children have begun going back to school, and the rolling out of the Covid-19 vaccination plan for those under 12 has not been finalised, we still need to be vigilant and protect our young,” said Amway Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei managing director Mike Duong.
“Even if they are vaccinated, they will still need to build the body’s natural defences.
“Guided by our vision of helping people live better, Amway believes in the importance of supporting and making a difference in the lives of the community where we operate.
“Amway is committed to this partnership with the Welfare Department to help support the PPR community in an effort to build a healthy society,” he added.
“We are very grateful to have Amway Malaysia support the Welfare Department in our effort to reach out and care for these children, especially during this time when they have to attend school physically,” said Welfare Department director Che Samsuzuki Che Noh.
“We believe that enhancing children’s immune system will benefit their overall health,” he said.
The pilot programme involved 35 families from PPR Desa Rejang Setapak.
During the presentation of the health supplements, the Amway team shared the importance of building stronger immunity and eating healthier to reduce the risk of infection.
“I am thankful to Amway Malaysia for guiding us to live healthier,” said Siti Rozaini Hassan, 39, a mother who received the items.
“This initiative to provide extra protection to our children is truly appreciated.
“It is good to know that people care about us,” she added.
“I was very concerned about my child having to go to school,” said another mother who benefitted from the programme.
“With this contribution to help boost his immunity, I am less worried,” said the 39-year-old who wished to be known only as Fazila.
Nutrilite Bio C Plus All Day For-mula and Nutrilite Kids Flavoured Gummy with DHA were some of the health supplements presented.
Amway has collaborated with the Welfare Department since the 1980s.
The company funded a project to build six foster home units in Kuala Selangor.
Over the years, Amway and the Welfare Department have worked on the One by One Programme, Projek HeadSTART and other corporate social responsibility initiatives to reach out to families in need.