Photo - Employees from SAP Malaysia, NTT Data, MYDIN and the children and families under Hope worldwide (Malaysia).
Some 50 employees from SAP Malaysia together with business partner NTT Data recently treated some 90 children from the Sentul area to a shopping day for school and essential items at Mydin Subang USJ hypermarket on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
Organised by non-profit, non-religious organisation HOPE worldwide (Malaysia), the event also saw support from Mydin, a SAP Malaysia customer, which provided cost price for items purchased, as well as sponsoring lunch for the children and their families.
"SAP Malaysia has long held to heart education in Malaysia. This is a key area of focus not only at a strategic level but one in which we have looked to address from the bottom up," said SAP Malaysia managing director Terrence Yong.
"This focus of ours on education is what we want to commit to society at large because it is exactly through education that we can help the country and people on so many levels. One of those levels is narrowing the gap that sometimes exists between the private sector and charitable organisations such as HOPE," said Yong.
"The children we care for are such nice children and it is gratifying that they have the support of the community through caring corporates such as SAP Malaysia, NTT Data and MYDIN," added HOPE worldwide (Malaysia) executive director Katy Lee.
"Money can be raised, even if often with difficulty, but the time they spent with the children today is priceless," she Lee. "What's important is for them to continue living their lives with dignity and not feel insecure just because they may be from single-parent households, or living below a household income of RM1 thousand a month."
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