|July 2010: CSR Efforts and Employee Activities|
Providing Medical Assistance - MMCH Charity Hunt 2010 - Update
As mentioned in the last report, LEADER being the Gold Sponsor for the MMCH Charity Hunt 2010 was allocated 7 complimentary participating cars for the event. The teams from LEADER (codenamed LEADER 1 to LEADER 7) turned out in full force (in LEADER's T-Shirts customised for the event) in the morning of 31 July 2010, with some bringing along their family members. The 28 participants from LEADER (8 from HO, 12 from LCIB and 8 from Lite Kabel) had a fun-filled and soaking day, thanks to the sudden down-pour midway through the fun-hunt. The day-long event concluded at about 8pm after the official dinner and presentation of prizes by MMCH. It was a bonus for LEADER to take home 2 prizes… LEADER 2 (Ms. Leong Lai Seen & hubby, Ms. Selene Chuah and Ms. Nya Siew Poh) was adjudged 4 place winner for garnering 104 points while LEADER 1 (Mr. Desmond Wong, Ms. Joanna Lim, Mr. Cheah Teik Hoe and Mr. Albert Wong) took home the 'minor' Best Sponsor Team prize, accumulating 72 points. Overall, the support for the event was good and we are happy to note that MMCH exceeded their target of raising RM80,000 for the Needy Cancer Patients Fund.
Sponsors: LEADER, Kolej Sentral, Wan Ling
LEADER Among the 128 participants
LEADER 1 to LEADER 7
LEADER’s prize winners
CUPL's Care for the Community in Cambodia
Cambodia Children's Fund (CCF) - Sponsoring A Child Programme
In reaching out to the poor and needy, CUPL has taken on the 'Sponsoring A Child Programme' proliferated by the Cambodian Children's Fund organisation by sponsoring 5 children for 1 year from July 2010 to June 2011 at a cost of USD100 per child per month (a total of USD6,000 for the 1 year programme). The programme outline - the sponsored child’s progress and development will be reported to CUPL and communication between the child and CUPL will be encouraged. The sponsored children are: one from CCF Centre I; one from CCF Centre V; and three from Centre IV. CUPL's personnel co-ordinating the programme are Mr. Nick (IT & Procurement Manager) and Ms. Lakhena (Admin Manager).
Centre I child with Nick & Lakhena; Centre V child in the arms of Lakhena; and the 3 children from Centre IV
Encouraging Academic Excellence
CUPL contributed towards the Excellent Student Award in Balang Commune. This was organized by the Committee Association of History and Cultural Research in Balang, to reward some 824 students from schools in the 4 communes (Korkitthom, Baksna, Krova and Choeung Derng) in Balang. CUPL’s contribution (amounting to USD1,100) was in the form of 2,000 exercise books (500 for each commune), stationery like pens, pencils, erasers and rulers and soaps for the award winning students.
ALPHA's contribution to orphans and homeless in Johor
On 29 July, 8 staff members of Alpha (Johor) visited an independently run orphanage which provided shelter for 89 orphans aged between 4 to 17 years as well as made a trip to Desa Bina Diri in Mersing, Johor, a centre for the homeless, which is fully funded by the Ministry of Welfare (JKM). This centre provides shelter and care for beggars, wanderers and old people rounded up from all parts of the country. There are only 2 such centres in Malaysia, the other is located in Pahang. The inmates of this centre are taught to be self-sufficient in 3 years through various economic activities which include sewing, handicraft, fruit planting and fish farming. Alpha donated RM2,500 each to the orphanage and Desa Bina Diri while the employees who participated in the visits personally contributed some cash, foodstuff, wearable old clothes as well as old books for the orphans and inmates.
Alpha Employees’ Trip to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Alpha organised its first ever company trip to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 23 to 25 July 2010. A total of 103 employees (79 from JB Plant and 24 from Prai Plant) enjoyed the trip thoroughly. Among the highlights of the trip were the stay at Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa located at Kundasang; a trip to Poring Hot Spring where, besides enjoying the natural hot spring, the employees also experienced the canopy walkway with a bird's eye view of the surrounding rainforest; and the sumptuous seafood dinner and local cultural show at the Kampung Nelayan Seafood Restaurant at the Palace Hotel where the staff put up on the last night before taking their flight back the next day.