AmBank Group Hosts Majlis Berbuka Puasa with Pusat Dalam Komuniti Kota Lama Kiri and Lempor in Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Ms Ong Gaik Leng, Regional Director, Northern Region, AmBank (M) Berhad (centre) presenting the electrical appliances to Puan Mimah Mat Satar, Supervisor, Pusat Dalam Komuniti, Permata Indah, Kuala Kangsar.
AmBank Group through its sports club, Kelab AmBank Group (KAG) invited 59 disabled persons, orphanages, guardians and single mothers from Pusat Dalam Komuniti (PDK) Kota Lama Kiri and Pusat Dalam Komuniti (PDK) Lempor on Monday, 13 July 2015 for a Buka Puasa treat and bought new ‘Baju Kurung’ and ‘Baju Melayu’ to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri on this Friday.
In line with the spirit of Ramadhan, KAG initiated this charity event to bring happiness to 35 disabled persons with 14 boys and 19 girls, ages seven to 26 years old, 6 orphanages with a boy and 5 women whose ages range from 11 to 18 years old, 5 single mothers, ages 45 to 60 years old and 13 guardians.
In attendance at the Majlis Berbuka Puasa were Ms Ong Gaik Leng, Regional Director, Northern Region, AmBank (M) Berhad and staff from AmBank Northern Region.
AmBank Group contributed essential items such as book rack, kitchen cabinet, refrigerator, rice cooker and cooking stove among others worth RM5,200 to the residents at PDK Kota Lama Kiri and PDK Lempor. Besides that, the Group also sponsored the water supply installation for PDK Lempor worth RM2,000.
“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 Ms Ong Gaik Leng, Regional Director, Northern Region, AmBank (M) Berhad.
“We are delighted to have the residents of PDK Kota Lama Kiri and PDK Lempor to join us here today. Their presence certainly makes this Ramadhan a meaningful and joyous occasion,” she added. Ms Ong 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 and in Kampung Pasir Era, Kuala Krai, Perak, on last Thursday, 9 July 2015. A similar charity programme will be organised 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.