Pulau Pinang, 6 November 2017 – Shell Malaysia visited the BOLD Association for Children with Special Needs (Penang) recently and spent some quality time with the children. They were also joined by the children of Kelab Balkis, Kelantan who are amongst the many other children nationwide that will benefit from various capacity building programmes supported by Shell under its Shell Raya Charity Drive. This year’s fund will be distributed to five (5) selected charity organisations: MyKasih Foundation (Central and Sabah region); BOLD Association for Children with Special Needs (Penang); Pertubuhan Perkhidmatan Intervensi Awal Batu Pahat (Johor Bahru), Kelab Balkis (Kelantan) and Yayasan Kemajuan Insan Sarawak (Sarawak).

“Emphasizing on capacity building for underprivileged children, the annual Raya Charity campaign is among Shell’s various efforts to give back to the community. In line with our mission to make life journeys better for all Malaysians, the initiative hopes to encourage, empower and, help build the future of more children in need,” said Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd.

Three (3) of the selected charity organisations will utilize the funds for underprivileged children’s bursary programmes, academic programmes and skill-based activities such as computer, sewing and cooking classes to name a few. The two (2) other charity organisations will be focusing on helping children with special needs and will use the donation for programmes that support children’s communication skills, sensory and motor skills training.

The Shell Raya Charity Drive initiative that first kick-started 3 years ago, saw Shell donating 1 sen (RM0.01) for every litre of fuel pumped at its stations nationwide on June 22, 23 and 24 this year. The continuous support and generosity of the Malaysian motorists, has enabled Shell to run this drive annually and impact more underprivileged children’s lives positively.

For more details, please visit www.shell.com.my/rayacsr

For further Media Enquiries, please contact:

Eevon Chung

Head of Media Relations & Issues Management, Shell Malaysia 

Email: eevon.chung@shell.com

 

Anusha Shanmugaveloo

Email: anusha.shanmugaveloo@edelman.com

Tel: +6014 – 997 6549

 

About Shell

Shell is a global leader in power, energy, and gas technology and is working to meet increasing energy demand and supply challenges by delivering smarter products and cleaner energy, infrastructure, and by developing new energy sources while addressing the impact on the environment. Malaysia is one of Shell’s heartlands. The history of Royal Dutch Shell in Malaysia started more than 125 years. Shell currently has a strong market presence in the upstream and downstream sector in Malaysia. 

List of Beneficiaries
Organisation What they do
MyKasih Foundation (Kuala Lumpur & Sabah) A charity organisation that aims to help underprivileged Malaysians through food aid, education and training programmes.
BOLD Association for Children with Special Needs, Penang BOLD is a non-profit community-based organisation, constantly running and seeking new pathways to do outreach, spread awareness and advocate for Children with Special Needs’s rights to better services and education.
Pertubuhan Perkhidmatan Intervensi Awal, Batu Pahat An NGO that trains children and youths with intellectual disabilities and provide opportunities for them, to develop to their full potential within their disabilities.
Kelab Balkis, Kelantan A non-profit organisation that provides accommodation, education and guidance for the orphans and poor children. The organisation also helps to rehabilitate troubled teenagers.
Yayasan Kemajuan Insan Sarawak An organisation that helps students from low income families by providing them with accommodation and other facilities to continue their education up to tertiary level.