KUALA LUMPUR, 18 MAY 2018 – Shell invites all Malaysians to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children through its Shell Raya Charity Campaign 2018. Now in its fourth year, this initiative has been expanded to take place over 9 days, with an increased donation of up to 2 sen (RM0.02) for every litre of fuel pumped with the participation of Mastercard.

On 19 May, 26 May, 2 June and 9 until 14 June 2018, Shell will donate 1 Sen (RM0.01) for every litre of fuel pumped at any Shell station nationwide. An additional donation of 1 Sen (RM0.01) per litre will be made by Mastercard when motorists pay using their Mastercard.

“Shell’s mission is to make life’s journeys better for all Malaysians, by offering high quality fuels and making a positive impact in the communities where we operate. Children are the future of our nation, and we believe in supporting those in need to help them achieve their full potential. Through the generous support of Malaysians over the past 3 years, we have made a difference in the lives of over 5,200 underprivileged children.” said Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd.

He added that this year, Mastercard has also decided to join the program. “Shell is proud to have Mastercard as an exclusive partner for the Shell Raya Charity Campaign 2018. We are confident that together with Malaysian motorists, we can empower more children and give them hope for a brighter future”, said Shairan.

Perry Ong, Country Manager, Malaysia and Brunei, Mastercard echoed the sentiment, “Mastercard is honoured to collaborate with Shell on a campaign that gives back to the community during one of Malaysia’s key festive seasons. This initiative underscores Mastercard’s commitment to support important causes such as children’s development as part of its global Priceless Causes effort which brings together partners and cardholders to do good. Donations will play a part in supporting the provision of school meals as an essential form of nourishment for children’s wellbeing. Additionally, cardholders can also make charitable contributions via the Mastercard Donations Platform, a digital platform which lets people donate conveniently and safely.”

The Shell Raya Charity Campaign focuses on capacity building for underprivileged children since its inception in 2015. Thanks to the generosity and support of Malaysian motorists, donations have allowed charitable organisations to fund educational programmes, renovate facilities, and upgrade office equipment.

This year, the funds will be donated to seven selected charitable organisations across the country; The Kalsom Movement (Nationwide), Yayasan Chow Kit (Klang Valley), Majlis Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Malaysia (East Coast, North, South), Project T.R.Y (Transforming Rural Youth, Sabah), Pertubuhan Ibu Bapa Kanak-Kanak Keperluan Istimewa Sarawak, Montfort Youth Training Centre (Sabah), and HAUS (Sarawak).

Every contribution matters, and Motorists are invited to take part in this initiative beginning Saturday, 19 May 2018 by simply fuelling up at any Shell station nationwide. Be sure to mark the remaining dates – 26 May, 2 June and 9 until 14 June 2018 – in your calendar.

For further Media Enquiries, please contact:

Nimmi Kamal
Country Head of External Relations, Shell Malaysia

Farah Zuber
farah.zuber@edelman.com | +6012-975 0725

Joanne Chong
joanne.chong@edelman.com| +6018-982 6400

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 Focus Areas
The Kalsom Movement (Nationwide) An independent and voluntary student-led charity movement which specialises in tackling education through workshops and education camps.
Yayasan Chow Kit (Klang Valley) A non-profit organisation that aims to provide a safe space and expose the children to positive opportunities that will allow each child to reach their full potential.
Majlis Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Malaysia (East, North and South of Peninsular Malaysia) An NGO that aims to promote the well-being of children through internet safety training, conferences on child abuse, children forums, and making urban areas children-friendly.
Project T.R.Y. (Sabah) Project TRY (Transforming Rural Youth) is a non-profit organisation focusing on developing and delivering communications and skills training courses to rural youths.
Pertubuhan Ibu Bapa Kanak-Kanak Keperluan Istimewa (Sarawak) A non-profit care organisation that provides support, programmes, and play groups for special needs children.
Montfort Youth Training Centre (Sabah) Provides life-skills training to the less privileged youths, particularly in the rural areas.
HAUS (Sarawak) A community-led and community-powered project to increase collaboration between creative groups in Kuching, facilitate growth of local creatives, provide affordable opportunities to learn creative skills, and unite Kuching residents through their creative interests.