On 28th July 2018, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Bhd (MEB) organized a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity, “Get Together Fun Day with Kanak-Kanak Orang Asli” at Perkampungan Orang Asli, Pulau Indah. The objectives of this CSR were to bring smile and happiness to the kids and cultivate the spirit of volunteerism among participants with community services. In order to encourage participation within the company, Group Corporate Communications (GCC) initiated a “Drop to Go” basket around the office for employees to donate used clothes. The collected items were distributed to the Orang Asli community.
The Department of Orang Asli Development (Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli – JAKOA) is the Malaysian Government Agency entrusted to oversee the affairs of Orang Asli. It was formed to protect the Orang Asli and their way of life from the rapid development of civilization and exploitation, as well as providing facilities for education and development suited to their needs.
Our presence on that day brought tremendous cheer to the kids who are always looking forward to visitors.
Their joy was evident during the tele-match activities “Musical Chair”, “Membawa bola dengan sudu”, “Cari gula-gula dalam tepung”, “Lari sambil membawa bola”, “Tiup belon sampai pecah”, and lastly “Fashion Disaster” in which the MEB’s staff participated with the kids.
More than 50 kids participated in these activities, and some were a little bit shy initially, however after some encouragement by our friendly committee, they happily joined in the games. The activities went smoothly, each of them received hampers for every game that been held regardless if they win or lose.
The tele-match activities ended at 12.00 pm followed by lunch. The kids received packed lunch from “Uncle Jack’s packed lunch” which includes rice, fried chicken, drinks and an apple. The Kids seemed to enjoy the packed lunch given.
At the end of the day, the kids have received “Goodies of Happiness and Hampers”, and the villagers received donated cloth by our generous MEB’s employees.
We hope that this activity had brought some cheer to the kids and this activity was indeed a platform for all of us to be grateful in our lives.