AmBank Group hosts Hari Raya shopping and Majlis Berbuka Puasa for children from Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Sembilan, Cheras
In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group (centre in green baju melayu), Dato’ Sri Abdul Hamidy Abdul Hafiz, Chairman, AmBank Islamic Berhad (on Tan Sri Azman’s left) and Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group (on Tan Sri Azman’s right) along with the senior management of AmBank Group hosted a Majlis Berbuka Puasa for 100 underprivileged children from SK Batu Sembilan, Cheras.
AmBank Group through its sports club, Kelab AmBank Group (KAG) treated 100 underprivileged children from Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Sembilan, Cheras to a Hari Raya shopping programme on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 followed by a Buka Puasa event hosted by its Chairman, Tan Sri Azman Hashim on Friday, 17 May 2019.
In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, AmBank Group’s main objective for organising this annual charity event is to bring festive cheer to the children. The 100 children consisting 51 boys and 49 girls, aged between seven to 12 years old, were ushered to Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket in USJ, Subang Jaya to shop for their new Baju Melayu and Baju Kurung.
The Buka Puasa hosted by Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman, AmBank Group together with the Senior Management and AmBank Group staff was held at Dewan Perdana Felda, Kuala Lumpur.
“This is one activity which we look forward to every year in the holy month of Ramadan, as it enables 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 Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group Chief Executive Officer, AmBank Group who is also the Advisor of Kelab AmBank Group.
“We are delighted to have the children of Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Sembilan, Cheras joining us for this wonderful occasion. Their presence certainly makes this Ramadan a more meaningful and joyous occasion for them and us, AmBankers,” he added.
This programme falls under the AmKasih Programme which is the 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.
AmBank Group continuously plays a CSR role for the community at large, irrespective of race, creed or religion as we contribute to the sustainable development of the community within which we operate. This approach has been and will continue to be the mainstay in our approach to community care programmes. A project such as this helps to meet our objective to play an effective corporate role as a socially responsible corporate citizen.
The treat for the children 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.