Yayasan Sultan Idris Shah received a generous donation of RM50,000 from Dr Janson Yap, Regional Managing Partner, Risk Consulting, Southeast Asia, on Tuesday, August 27.
The cheque-presentation ceremony, held at the foundation’s centre in Bercham, was attended by members of the Board of Trustees led by Chairman Tan Sri V. Jeyaratnam, staff, clients and guests.
Dr Yap was given a tour of the new Jeyaratnam Campus and the Sultan Azlan Shah Rehabilitation Centre. At the end of the tour, he congratulated the trustees, management and staff for a fabulous job in running the centre. “Having seen the facilities available here, I am happy to have made a contribution knowing that the money will be well spent.”
Dr Yap has been involved in volunteerism and charity causes since his school days as a Red Cross member at Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He is planning to set up the Janson Yap Foundation which will donate some USD 1 million annually to two causes close to his heart – healthcare and education.
The Sultan Idris Shah Foundation, established in 1982, has since rehabilitated more than 7000 ‘clients’ with various services and programmes such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, hydrotherapy, including music, sound and sensory therapies.
Services provided here are free irrespective of race, religion, culture and age. The annual expenditure of the foundation, which is solely dependent on public donations, amounts to almost RM1 million.
The Sultan Idris Shah Foundation was brought to the attention of Dr Yap by one of the foundation’s trustees, Dato’ Gregory Wong.