In an effort to improve the livelihood of disabled children, CIMB Bank, under the Community Link Programme funded by CIMB Foundation, handed over a grant of RM49,771 to Ray of Hope charity home here recently.
The grant will be used to assist the Home’s Sheltered Workshop Café Programme, to purchase electrical items, and furnish the kitchen with utensils that will help mass produce cookies and other food items to generate income for the Home.
Witnessed by CIMB Area Retail Manager, En. Harith Abdullah and Datuk Dr. Yeoh Beng San, the Home’s Director, a mock cheque was presented by CIMB Ipoh Garden Branch Manager En. Mohd Sani Abbas to the Home’s Chairman, Datin Mary Yeoh.
At the event, Dato’ Mohd Shukri Hashim, executive Director, CIMB Group and Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Foundation commented that the main objective of CIMB Community Link Programme is to empower CIMB Bank’s branch staff to work closely with the community in which they are located and make a meaningful contribution to society.
Shukri commented, “CIMB Foundation is non-profit organisation set up to implement CIMB Group’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives aimed at empowering the community in a transparent, measurable and accountable way to enable them to stand on their own.”
“Since 2007, CIMB foundation has funded a total of 517 Community Link projects amounting to more than RM25 million that covers three main areas namely, community development, sports and education,” he added.
Meanwhile, Yeoh mentioned that the Ray of Hope is a non-profit multiracial home offering holistic, supplementary, vocational, educational and living skills to children with learning disabilities. With skills training the main criteria and with the support of their Community Link partner CIMB Bank, she hoped that the students will improve their survival skills further and set their sights for a brighter future.