CREDIT Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) recently feted 54 children and their guardians from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim/Miskin Klang (Peyakin) at a buka puasa ceremony.
Held at its head office in Kelana Jaya, the event was attended by CGC’s board of directors, senior management, staff and their family members.
The children from Peyakin, aged between 11 and 17, were given a warm welcome by CGC chairman Datuk Agil Natt and managing director Datuk Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad.
The children joined them and the staff in the Tazkirah and Yasin recital, led by Ustaz Ahmad Mustafa Mohd Sidin Al-Mukri, the chief imam of Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam.
After the breaking of fast, they performed maghrib prayers and joined the host for a sumptuous dinner.
The ceremony ended with Isyak and Tarawih prayers.
In conjunction with the occasion, CGC contributed RM6,500 to Peyakin, courtesy of the corporation and its employees.
The contribution by the employees was raised through a donation drive conducted by the KRCGC, CGC’s staff recreational club.
The cheque was presented by Agil to Peyakin president Wan Abd Hisham Wan Ahmad Tajuddin JP.
Peyakin, a welfare centre for orphans, children of single parents and poor families located in Batu Belah, Kelang, is currently raising funds to build a hall and a field for the benefit of the children.
“As a centre for underprivileged children, Peyakin is doing a noble job of not only providing the basics such as food, shelter and education but also additional facilities to further improve their standard of living of the children.
“It is this spirit of Peyakin that prompted CGC to choose the centre as part of its corporate social responsibility this year.
“As we celebrate the arrival of the month of Syawal, it is important to remember those who are less fortunate and to assist, where possible.
“It is our earnest hope that our contribution would in some way assist Peyakin with their fundraising initiative,” said Wan Azhar.
He added that CGC had made such contributions in the past to deserving welfare centres and will continue to support such organizations in the future as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.