Kuala Lumpur, 19 June 2017 – The festive period is fast approaching and for many, the ‘balik kampung’ journey is a time of celebration, self-reflection and appreciation. Once again, we invite Malaysians to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in conjunction with the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri festivities.
Shell will donate 1 sen (RM0.01) for every litre of fuel pumped on 22, 23 and 24 June (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) at any Shell station nationwide. The Shell Raya Charity Campaign 2017 charity drive will see funds channelled to five selected charitable organisations across the country. Contributions raised will benefit children under the care of: MyKasih Foundation (Kuala Lumpur & Sabah), BOLD Association for Children with Special Needs (Penang), Pertubuhan Perkhidmatan Intervensi Awal (Johor Bahru), Kelab Balkis (Kelantan), dan Yayasan Kemajuan Insan Sarawak (Sarawak). The money will be used to support development programmes that will make it possible for children in need to learn and develop new skills.
Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd shares the inspiration behind the annual campaign: “At Shell our mission is to make life journeys better for all Malaysians. We want to leave a positive impact in the communities where we operate. We recognise one of the key areas requiring immediate attention is children with needs, therefore we want to enhance the support programmes currently available to these children through our giving. We hope this will inspire others to give back to the community too.”
The Shell Raya Charity Campaign focuses on capacity building for the underprivileged children since its inception two years ago. Now in its third year, and thanks to the kindness and generosity of Malaysian motorists, donations to charitable organisations has enabled these organisations to provide additional educational programmes, renovate facilities, and upgrade office equipment.
“We want to encourage, empower and help build the future of underprivileged children. To date, the charity drive has allowed us to impact over 4,500 underprivileged children’s lives and this is only possible with the support of fellow Malaysian motorists. This year, we invite all Malaysians to join us again in making this initiative bigger and better. We hope that the simple act of filling up your tank will make your travel home more meaningful and encourage you to share this charity drive with your family and friends,” added Shairan.
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Head of Media Relations & Issues Management, Shell Malaysia
Tel: +60-3 2287 8689 ext. 200
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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.
|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 organization, 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 (Johor Bahru)||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 (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.|