Manulife Malaysia continued to spread Christmas cheer to the underprivileged community under its Dear Santa project for the fourth year. This time around, festive cheer was shared to the Orang Asli children of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) flagship programme, the Orang Asli Education Support.
In collaboration with Pertubuhan Komuniti Kasih Selangor (PKKS), Manulife Malaysia supported 133 Orang Asli children from five villages; Kg. Sg. Ruai, Kg. Ulu Ruai, Kg. Sg. Kelang, Kg. Satak and Kg. Bertang, in their education. This includes providing financial support for teachers to conduct after-school learning classes and providing daily transportation for children to get from their secluded villages to school.
On 14 December 2019, the team from Manulife Malaysia headed to Kg. Sg. Ruai, Pahang armed with festive decorations, presents for all the children as well as painting equipment. In the spirit of giving and sharing, all presents were sponsored by Manulife staff.
Upon arriving, the village’s community hall which also doubles as a classroom, was given a new coat of paint by senior management and volunteers. After which, children of the villages performed carols. Much to the delight of the children, all of them received their presents and top performing children were additionally rewarded with incentives from Manulife.