Shell Turns Raya Journey Into Blessings
Aug 26, 2016
2016 Charity Drive Raises RM 735,000 for Underprivileged Children
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 August 2016 – Shell has raised RM 735,000 for underprivileged children in its recent ‘Balik Kampung’ charity drive. Running for the second consecutive year with additional contributions from retailers, the campaign saw Shell donating 1 sen (RM0.01) for every litre of fuel purchased at its stations nationwide between1-3 July 2016.
“We are grateful that many Malaysian motorists have turned their journeys into blessings for children in need. This simple act of filling up will go a long way in helping these children,” said Datuk Azman Ismail, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. and Shell Timur Sdn. Bhd.
The funds raised via the support from Shell’s customers, retailers, and business partners during this campaign will be channeled to six (6) selected charitable organisations. Two (2) beneficiaries have a focus on underprivileged children, and they plan to use the funds for development programmes such as leadership camps, computer classes, and cooking classes. The other four (4) beneficiaries are focused on helping children with learning disabilities, and their funds will be used to support programmes that improve children’s communication skills and sensory processing such as music therapy, arts classes, as well as sensory and motor skills training.
Datuk Azman adds, “Shell celebrates its 125th anniversary in Malaysia and we wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion. We believe in giving back to society and fuelling progress for a better tomorrow, and we recognise one of the key areas requiring immediate attention is children with special needs. We wanted to assist the community by enhancing the support programmes available to these children.”
Shell’s charity drive last year culminated in an inspiring success story of one of the beneficiaries. The funds allowed Zulkifli Mohammad, a student with disabilities at one of the charity homes, to take swimming lessons which eventually enabled him to be selected to represent his state at the recent SUKMA 2016.
“I didn’t know what I was good at, until I was given a chance to take swimming lessons which helped me unleash my capabilities. Swimming could be my future career, and a chance for me to move forward in life,” shared Zulkifli Mohammad.
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About Shell’s 125th Anniversary in Malaysia
Shell has been fuelling Malaysia’s progress for 125 years as the nation’s trusted partner. As one of Malaysia’s leading fuel retailers, its stations have connected countless drivers across the country, and enabled people to get more out of their journey. With its high-quality fuel and products, as well as the highest standards of hospitality and customer service, Shell aims to make its customers’ journeys better, so that they leave a little happier than when they arrived.
Shell is a world leading energy company whose Downstream (oil products) business has pioneered numerous advances in fuels and lubricants technology and offers motorists one of the widest choices of petroleum products and services. Shell is the world’s largest fuels retail business with over 43,000 retail stations in more than 70 countries and Malaysia is a key growth market. Shell is the official sponsor and technical partner of the Ferrari Formula One team and the Ducati World MotoGP team.
|Persatuan Dyslexia Malaysia||Assists dyslexic children and adults with programmes focusing on providing training that is customised to meet individual needs.|
|Pusat Harian Kanak-Kanak Spastik Bandar Ipoh||Provides daycare services to spastic children. They specialise in providing training and assistance such as physical therapy sessions, academic, as well as pre-school trainings.|
|Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal Johor Bahru||Provides care and assistance to children with developmental challenges. They run educational programs to help children with learning disabilities develop basic skills.|
|Yayasan Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Kelantan (Rumah Putera Dan Puteri Harapan)||A home focused on improving the welfare of orphans and underprivileged children. Their programmes are aimed at providing a conducive environment for social, physical, and intellectual growth.|
|Seri Mengasih Center, Sabah||A developmental center that provides a comprehensive range of educational training programmes for children with learning disabilities.|
|Lembaga Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Sarawak||Assists underprivileged children by providing shelter and sufficient educational facilities, so that they can have a better future.|