Honourable Mentions in the CSR for Community and Social Welfare in 2010 went to Aeon Co (M) Bhd and Maybank for their caring contribution in the commmunity. [Read more...]
Since 2007, Community Link has been improving the quality of lives of the communities it serves as part of CIMB Group’s main CSR initiative. Although funded by CIMB Foundation, Community Link is executed by CIMB Bank and CIMB Islamic branches nationwide. Branches establish contact with community-based organisations and together identify the needs of the communities and assist their project proposals to address those needs. The projects are also designed to enable branch staff to actively participate in the planning, executing, implementing and monitoring the project. [Read more...]
CIMB Group’s Community and Social Welfare programmes are conducted primarily through Community Link, a CSR initiative launched in May 2007. As the concept of community and social welfare is itself multi-faceted, Community Link aims to improve the lives and well-being of communities in a holistic manner, focusing on creating sustainable and long-term impact in five areas: socio economic development, education, health, the environment and national unity. [Read more...]
Waqaf is an Islamic system that stems from the idea of institutionalising voluntary giving in order to guarantee sustainability. It has strengthened and empowered Muslim communities since the early days of Islamic history. Inspired by the spirit of waqaf, KPJ Healthcare Berhad (KPJ), a group of hospitals and specialist medical centres in Malaysia and Indonesia, felt compelled to establish a network of charity clinics to make healthcare accessible to all Malaysians, irrespective of race or religion.
The first Klinik Waqaf An-Nur (KWAN) was set up in 1998 in Kotaraya, where patients earning less than RM800 a month are charged only RM5 for treatment and medication. This was followed by the opening of eight other KWAN clinics and dialysis centres nationwide.
A positive mind frame does wonders for health. Recognising this, Mulpha International Bhd uses the arts to enhance the physical and mental well-being of patients in six Malaysian hospitals under its banner.
The CSR initiative, aptly called Arts for Health, began towards end 2006 involving children diagnosed with cancer at the Selayang Hospital. The idea was to provide a creative and engaging outlet to children who are terminally ill, so as to get their minds off their pain and perhaps also to release some positive energy. Overriding this was also the objective of forming a closer relationship with the children and their families and to be able to offer them emotional support without being intrusive.
The concept had been successfully carried out in the UK, where there is a strong belief that patients gain healing benefits from self-expression via drawing, writing, dancing and other forms of creativity. [Read more...]