The employees of UD Trucks Malaysia recently gathered for a charity event at Rumah K.I.D.S in USJ, Subang Jaya to donate 10 laptops, clothing, toys, and groceries as well as to bring goodwill and cheer.
The team spent half a day with close to 30 children where they helped to set up the laptops and held educational and fun activities including awareness about road safety, word puzzle games, a coloring competition, and a game of musical chairs.
The company’s Managing Director for Hub Malaysia, Steve Hedouin said during the event, “This charitable event for Rumah K.I.D.S themed ‘sharing is caring’ was organised to support the home and encourage the children towards education, increase a positive work culture through community services and share UD Trucks’ corporate purpose of creating better life for people.”
“But much more than that, I am proud that this event was entirely decided and participated by the team, giving us an opportunity to help society not only as staffs of UD Trucks but also as individuals.”
“We are especially delighted to donate the laptops to the children, which will encourage them to embrace computer literacy and education as a whole. The high level of interest and engagement the children displayed in all the activities that our team had organized was very rewarding.
“As a truck company, we also feel that it is our responsibility to include road safety awareness into the activities where, through video presentations, our staff guided the children on the important basics of how to safely cross a road and on being mindful of vehicle blind spots. Overall, it was a gratifying event for us and we look forward to organizing similar community outreach activity again in the future.”
Established in 1991, Rumah K.I.D.S is a home for abused, neglected, and orphaned children who require the care, guidance, and support for a better life and future. In the past 32 years, Rumah K.I.D.S has housed, fed, and nurtured over 300 children ranging from as young as one year old to teenagers and young adults.
Rumah K.I.D.S’s senior manager in charge of fund-raising, partnerships, and public relations, David Jansen Nathan shared, “Rumah K.I.D.S’s mission, apart from shielding the children from abuse and neglect they once knew, is to enable them to finish their education and to realize their full potentials.”
“Through education, the children can lead more productive lives in the community. We are truly grateful to UD Trucks for donating the laptops and other necessities and for organizing all the activities. I could see how much the children truly enjoyed their visit.”
He added that every child who comes to live in Rumah K.I.D.S will be introduced to a new family where he or she develops friendships with other brothers and sisters in a healthy and safe environment. There is also a healthy routine of study, chores, play, and rest where the children find joy and security in.
He further shared that Rumah K.I.D.S remains committed to helping any of its children who have completed secondary school and want to pursue tertiary education or a desired career path. He shared with pride about one of the children, Manisha, who came to Rumah K.I.D.S in 2006 at the age of four and is now a graduate with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Although her graduation path was not easy, she persevered to make it happen. Now, Manisha has her sights set on pursuing a degree program, and in order to continue helping her with it, Rumah K.I.D.S has recently started a tertiary education fund-raising.
“This fund-raising effort for tertiary education support is aimed at enabling our young adults like Manisha to pursue their dream career so that they can be better equipped at contributing back to society in the future. As we are fully dependent on public donors, we hope that companies and individuals will come forward to help us give our young adults the opportunity they would otherwise be deprived of,” added Jansen Nathan.
The sustainability of Rumah K.I.D.S is based solely on public donations. Companies and individuals who would like to get more information, visit or make any donations to help the children of Rumah K.I.D.S can contact David Jansen Nathan on 03-3385 1965.