In celebration of Malaysia Day 2022, YTY is pleased to have donated RM 15,000 and provided employee volunteers to support infrastructure improvements for two charity homes in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur and Sitiawan, Perak, that cater to vulnerable and at-risk populations. The homes selected were the Rumah Kasih Charity Home for abandoned elderly folks and the Karunai Manjung Charity Home for abused or abandoned children.
Each charity home received funds for repairs as well as improvements to ensure a more conducive and comfortable environment for its residents. Rumah Kasih Charity Home received multiple sets of bedsheets, towels, and blankets together with funding for roof repairs and door and mosquito net replacements, while Karunai Manjung Charity Home received study tables, new shelves, racks, an air-conditioning unit, wall fans and home fencing replacement. In line with YTY’s philosophy of employee engagement and participation in the company’s CSR events, a total of 15 YTY staff volunteered to help install and set-up the equipment, clean and organise the homes, and treat residents to a delicious meal.
Ravi Ragunathan, Vice President, Human Resources, for YTY noted “In the spirit of Malaysia Day this year, YTY is focused on lending a helping hand to the most vulnerable populations within the local communities in which we operate. No one was overlooked on this special day, and we were happy to share our Malaysia Day celebrations with the children of Karunai Manjung and the elderly of Rumah Kasih. We hope that in our own small way, we have improved their lives with our corporate philanthropy and volunteer efforts.”
Foong Peng Lam, Home Manager for Rumah Kasih Charity Home noted, “We are extremely grateful to YTY for investing in the comfort of our residents here. We constantly struggle to meet the nutrition and medical needs of our people and hence often do not have the funds to spend on home improvements. Thanks to YTY, our residents can finally have a comfortable night’s sleep. Our residents were also deeply moved by the fact that YTY volunteers spent time talking to them. Considering that almost all those here at the charity home have sadly been abandoned by their families, they cherish attention and conversation. We really appreciate the YTY volunteers for the compassion and empathy that was so aptly demonstrated today.”
Ravi Isu, Home Manager for Karunai Manjung Charity Home noted, “Our children were so happy to receive a generous donation from YTY! Their smiles say it all. With such a small home for so many children, the donation of an air-conditioning unit and fan equipment were immensely beneficial. Equally important, the funds donated by YTY allowed us to construct secure home fencing to protect the privacy of our children. This is particularly important since we care for abused or orphaned children who generally have greater emotional vulnerabilities. A massive thank you to YTY for finding us, and helping us out.”
Aliza Khalid, who leads YTY’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs noted, “We are pleased that our contributions and employee volunteer efforts had a beneficial impact within the communities in which we participate. At the same time, we hope our efforts have helped to shine a light on the plight of marginalized populations located in these areas. We encourage more corporations, stakeholders, and members of the public to support these homes and the valuable services they provide to vulnerable and at-risk segments of our society.”
YTY employee volunteers visiting Rumah Kasih Charity Home for abandoned elderly during Malaysia Day 2022.
YTY employee volunteers visiting Karunai Manjung Charity Home for abused and orphaned children during Malaysia Day 2022.