Yayasan Azman Hashim and AmBank Group Contributes Additional RM250,000 for Kampung Pasir Era Homes in Kuala Krai, Kelantan
Syed Anuar Syed Ali, President of Kelab AmBank Group and Head, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group and popular cartoonist Dato’ Lat in a group photo with children from Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai, Kelantan after Hari Raya shopping.
Yayasan Azman Hashim and AmBank Group announced on Thursday, 9 July 2015 an additional contribution of RM250,000 to repair another 40 homes in Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai, Kelantan where half of the funds will come from Yayasan Azman Hashim and the balance from the AmBank Group.
This is on top of the previous contribution of RM1 million which was used to construct 17 new homes and repair 27 existing homes in Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai, Kelantan on 16 June 2015. The funds for the RM1 million was also contributed equally between Yayasan Azman Hashim and the AmBank Group.
This was announced by Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group and President of Kelab AmBank Group (KAG) at a Buka Puasa treat in Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai organised by AmBank Group through its sports club, Kelab AmBank Group (KAG). The Group invited the village’s 156 residents for Baju Raya shopping and distributed Duit Raya to them.
In line with the spirit of Ramadhan, KAG initiated this charity event to bring happiness to 112 children, 21 senior citizens, 21 single mothers and two disabled persons. Starting off in the morning, 56 children, aged between 5 to 17, were ushered to Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket in Kubang Kerian, Kota Bharu for Raya shopping.
Later in the day, AmBank Group hosted “Buka Puasa” together with the villagers and recipients at Masjid Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai. The dishes were prepared and cooked together by the villagers and volunteers from Kelab AmBank Group.
Another group of 56 children, 21 senior citizens, 21 single mothers and two disabled persons were all presented with cash contribution and goodies.
“The Buka Puasa session is one activity we look forward to every year in the holy month of Ramadhan. This is one way for us to contribute to the less fortunate, in line with the Islamic teachings of caring, self discipline, sacrifice and sympathy to the less fortunate.” said Syed Anuar Syed Ali, Head, Group Corporate Communications & Marketing, AmBank Group who is also the President of Kelab AmBank Group.
“We are delighted to have the residents of Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai to join us here today. Their presence certainly makes this Ramadhan a meaningful and joyous occasion,” he added. Syed Anuar later presented duit raya to the recipients.
The treat for the children, elderly, single mothers and the disabled is part of AmBank Group’s all-year round charity programme. The Group has always striven to play a significant role in contributing to society at large through initiatives such as these. In the past, many charity organisations have benefited from AmBank Group’s corporate social responsibility programmes.
Recently, the Group organised Majlis Berbuka Puasa Amal Bersama YBhg Tan Sri Azman Hashim in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 26 June 2015. A similar programme will be organised in Kuala Kangsar, Perak on next week or Monday, 13 July 2015 as well as charity programmes in Johor and Pahang for this coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
This programme falls under AmKasih Programme which is a new platform for the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) sustainable development initiatives. The AmKasih Programme focuses on “reaching out to the community” and serves as an umbrella for all AmBank Group’s CSR efforts to help the community.