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Vijayaratnam Foundation

2011 ANNUAL REPORT


CONTENT

2 Message from the chairperson 3 Vijayaratnam Foundation Board of Governance 4 Background & Focus 5 2011 Projects - Education - Community Development - Arts and Culture - Environment - Corporate Initiatives

13 Financial Statements


MESSAGE FROM

THE CHAIRPERSON

VIJAYARATNAM FOUNDATION BOARD OF GOVERNANCE

I read a story once about a lesson learned by a man who encountered a boy and a starfish on a deserted beach. As he walked along the beach, the man noticed a young boy in the distance who kept bending down, picking up something and throwing it into the sea. Upon closer inspection, he realised that the boy was picking up starfish that had been washed up along the beach and, one at a time, was throwing them back into the water. The man asked the boy what he was doing and the boy replied, “I am throwing these washed up starfish back into the ocean, or else they will die through lack of oxygen.” “But,” said the man, “You can’t possibly save them all, there are thousands of them and this must be happening on hundreds of beaches along the coast. You can’t possibly make a difference.” The boy smiled, bent down and picked up another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, “Well, I just made a huge difference to that one.” This story drives home the point that no effort spent on helping others is ever wasted. If we go through life helping just one other human being, we would have made a difference in his or her life. And this is what Vijayaratnam Foundation (VF) is all about – helping the individual as well as the community through its mission of Empowering Lives, Transforming Communities. This mission is translated through four pillars that characterise our work: education; community development; environment; arts and culture. Over the past year, we have focused most of our endeavours in the area of educating children and youth in different ways, because we believe that the best way to transform young lives is through education. Two of our major projects – Footprints and Maharani – encapsulate this belief. Footprints is a mentoring programme aimed at pairing underprivileged children from welfare homes with adults who would nurture them and teach them much-needed values to prepare them for life ahead. The mentors for the pilot

programme were employees of the QI Group of companies who were carefully selected, trained and paired with the children. This programme turned out to be a moving experience for the children, but more so for the mentors, proving the point that it is indeed more blessed to give than to receive. The success of the programme has prompted the QI Group to incorporate it into their corporate social responsibility framework and I am happy to say that Footprints is well into its second year. At this juncture, I would like to state that we welcome the participation of other corporations and would be happy to help them adapt Footprints to their organisations. Our Maharani project comprises a series of motivational camps for adolescent girls. It is aimed at inculcating sound values and giving young girls a sense of hope so as to motivate them to achieve their aspirations. Studies have shown that educating females has a multiplier effect and that just a 1% increase in female education increases the gross domestic product by 0.37%. In 2010, we successfully conducted nine Maharani camps in various states in Malaysia for nearly one thousand young women. We are continuing the camps in 2011 as we would like to see more girls benefit from the program and to ensure sustainable development for those who have already attended. Another educational programme conducted by Vijayaratnam Foundation is Aruna, which is essentially a series of talks by successful entrepreneurs, including VF founder Dato’ Sri Dr. Vijay Eswaran, that is aimed at equipping them with entrepreneurial skills and motivating them to discover their true vocation. Aside from education, our other focus has been in arts and culture and the environment. In arts and culture, we collaborated with Pusaka, a foundation set up to chronicle and revive the cultural traditions of Malaysia, in its efforts to resurrect Main Puteri, a traditional Kelantanese theatrical form that incorporates elements of drama, dance and music.

Vijayaratnam Foundation Board Of Governance Our foray into environmental issues was in the form of the 1 Murid 1 Pokok project, in which we worked with the Majlis Perbandaran Petaling Jaya and several schools to inculcate a love for nature in young children. This was done by getting primary school children to plant a tree each and nurture it till they left the school. The Foundation continues to support other charitable organisations like the Hindu Youth Organisation, and conducts visits to various old folks’ and children’s welfare homes to bring festive joy into their lives. Our approach to CSR is a result-oriented one and we adopt a hands-on method to ensure we get the results we aim for. We also believe strongly that all CSR initiatives need to be characterised by sustainability. Our work may be but a drop in an ocean of need, but the onus is on us to try anyway. We subscribe to the statement made by Mahatma Gandhi who said, “Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” I would like to express my gratitude to all those who have tirelessly worked with me to conceive and implement all our initiatives. In the coming year I look forward to working with other private corporations, to join hands with them to help in “Empowering Lives, Transforming Communities”.

Founder

Dato’ Sri Dr. Vijay Eswaran Chairperson

Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran Deputy Chairperson

Mr. Stevenson Charles Secretary

Mr. Naresh Balasubramaniam Treasurer

Ms. Kho Ngek Boey Trustees

Mr. Magandran Rajadurai Yg. Bhg. Tan Sri Datuk Seri Kamal M. Hashim Yg. Bhg. Datin Wira Hjh. Azizah Abu Samah Yg. Bhg. Datuk R. Karunakaran Mr. Nicholas Goh Kaw Chin Executive Members

Mr. Krishna Kumar Mr. Kunaseelan Senathirajah

Secretariat Head

Ms. Sujitra Jayaseelan Project Executives

Datin Umayal Eswaran Chairperson

Miss Priyadarshini Subramaniam Miss Chandrakala Yeopan (January – April) Ms Anuradha Balakrishnan (August) Admin Executive

Miss Putri Nurul Balqis Account Executive

Ms. Zurina Jantan


BACKGROUND •••

Vijayaratnam Foundation was established in April 2006 by Dato’ Sri Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman of the QI Group. It is the Malaysian Chapter of RYTHM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the QI Group of Companies. While maintaining close ties with the RYTHM Foundation, we work on an independent mission: Empowering Lives, Transforming Communities. The Foundation focuses on four main areas –education; community development; arts & culture; and the environment.

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Vijayaratnam Foundation facilitates the inception and implementation of various initiatives and projects through its work with the public and private sectors, civil society, and the philanthropic community. While reaching out to the community at grassroots level, including impoverished families and disadvantaged members of society who are the main beneficiaries of our activities, the Foundation has also built ties and channelled our support to various charities and non-profit organisations in the country through our humanitarian projects.

THE INSPIRATION: MR. S. VIJAYARATNAM Vijayaratnam Foundation was founded by Dato’ Sri Dr. Vijay Eswaran to continue the philanthropic legacy that was started by his late father, Vijayaratnam Saravanamuthu, over 60 years ago. Born in 1934, the late S. Vijayaratnam was always a philanthropist at heart. A champion of youth empowerment, he founded the Malaysian Hindu Youth Organisation (HYO) in 1949 that went on to shape the lives of hundreds of youth in the community through

Taarana children marching in a ‘Merdeka Walk’.

its many conventions and events. The HYO fondly refers to him as ‘Bapa HYO’, which means Father of the Hindu Youth. During the 60th anniversary of the organisation, HYO collaborated with Pos Malaysia to release a special commemorative postage stamp in his honour. He has also held the position of Hon. Secretary in the Malaysian Hindu Sangam, and received the honourary title ‘Sanga Ratnam’ in recognition of his contributions.  An eloquent speaker and youth leader from his younger days, he travelled across the country extensively to deliver speeches on a wide range of topics in different forums related to youth development. teeped in arts and culture, the late S S. Vijayaratnam was also a talented Indian classical singer, an exponent of the Canrnatic music form and won much appreciation for his singing talent. In recognition of his spiritual contributions to the Indian community and his outstanding work among youth, The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), during its 50th Anniversary Celebration, honoured him with a Gold Medal, which was presented to him by former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad.

of the most vulnerable strata of society and acts as a change agent by improving systems, developing and disseminating new approaches, and advancing sustainable solutions that create social values.

GUIDING PHILOSOPHY As a member of the QI family, Vijayaratnam Foundation was also built on the foundation of the same guiding philosophy that drives the rest of the QI Group – RYTHM, or Raise Yourself To Help Mankind.

Top left: RiverBank Academy cheque presentation ceremony. Top: Children learning together in the student success

RYTHM, the corporate heartbeat of the QI Group of Companies, is ultimately about recreating the message of Mahatma Gandhi, who believed that in order to help others, one must first help himself. Hence, raise yourself first, before you can help mankind.

skills programme Left: Children displaying their experiments at the Science Fair.

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ased on Gandhi’s principles, the B Foundation lists out three important values as its guidelines:

TRUTH

FOCUS

The truth within will develop the desire to change or improve for the better. With truth entrenched within the foundation, belief and trust from others will follow.

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The Foundation focuses on four main areas: education; community development; arts & culture; and the environment.

SERVICE MISSION Vijayaratnam Foundation focuses on building human capital and is committed to the social empowerment of individuals in order to raise them to be better persons and contribute to the well-being of their families, communities and society at large. The Foundation believes in bringing about positive social changes in the lives

Service is a fundamental value woven into the fabric of the Foundation, where one is constantly tuned in physically and mentally to be of service to others in every possible way, without expecting anything in return.

CARE Care translates itself to the compassion and dedication that we show towards the communities we live in and do business in.

Children of Taarana expressing themselves.

Education Vijayaratnam Foundation strives to provide education, as a matter of choice, to enlighten and empower marginalised members of society. Education, to us, is everyone’s privilege not counting one’s social and economic background. Therefore, it is our aim to provide this avenue for the benefit of transforming individuals, families and organisations who want to make a difference in their lives. Community Development Vijayaratnam Foundation strives to support independence, entrepreneurship and leadership development by encouraging our beneficiaries to identify and solve problems through our projects. We believe the best way to help the disadvantaged communities is by providing them with knowledge and solutions that they can use to help themselves. Arts & Culture Vijayaratnam Foundation supports various programmes to promote the appreciation of arts and culture among Malaysians. Our projects are steered towards creating mutual respect among the multiracial, multicultural Malaysian community. It is our

aim to revitalise the cultural energies in the community and bring Malaysian arts and culture to the forefront to make it a vital part of our daily lives.

HELP University College with a total of 11 performances including a fashion show, several dance numbers and a taekwondo performance.

Environment Vijayaratnam Foundation recognises the need to preserve and protect the earth’s vital natural resources. The Foundation is predisposed towards environment-friendly products and supports environment conservation activities. Our concern for the environment is not only an intrinsic value of the Foundation’s principles but a mark of our legacy for future generations.

They also participated in a fashion show held in PJ Civic Centre during the 1MINE (1 Malaysia Indian Network of Entrepreneurs) Charity Dinner. Taarana was nominated as one the three recipients for the charity drive. The children of Taarana also marched proudly in a ‘Merdeka Walk’ in conjuction with Malaysia’s 54th Merdeka Day.

2011 PROJECTS •••

EDUCATION Taarana Taarana, Vijayaratnam Foundation’s school for children with special learning needs, provides a quality education facility for children between the ages of three and 17 with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia/Dyspraxia, Sensory Integration Disorder and Down Syndrome among other disorders. In 2011, the children put up a grand show at the Theatrette Auditorium of

RiverBank Vijayaratnam Foundation has been financing under-privileged students to pursue their education at RiverBank where a total of 12 students from the RiverBank Academy were granted loans worth RM50,600 in 2010 and 24 students were granted RM104,008 in 2011. RiverBank Academy Centre for Skills Learning and Knowledge Development is a training and consultancy firm based in Kajang, Selangor. The training provided strives to mould each trainee to attain a successful career path. National Science Fair For Young Children The National Science Fair For Young Children is a joint, community-wide initiative


The list of activities held in 2011 was as follows: • Mentors Training – 19 & 20 February 2011 • Introduction Session for Mentors and Mentees – 12 & 13 March 2011 • Visit to DNest Aviation Sdn Bhd – 26 March 2011 • Visit to the Planetarium Negara – 30 April 2011 • Fun with Pottery – 3 July 2011

FOOTPRINTS Testimonial Night.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT by Vijayaratnam Foundation, among other organisations, that gets our children to become seekers of knowledge. The fair focuses on the children’s creativity and ability to take scientific concepts and visualise them into projects. The 2011 fair was held at the German Malaysia Institute (GMI) in Bangi. 60 schools took part and representatives from each state were proportionate to the number of Tamil schools. The award promotes problem solving, writing skills, teamwork as well as public speaking. Students also learn the invaluable experience of developing poise and thinking on their feet. Student Success Skills Supported by the Vijayaratnam Foundation, the Student Success Skills Programme conducted by the Hindu Youth Organisation (HYO) in Port Klang aims to transform the mindset of youths to believe that they too, are entitled to an equitable opportunity to succeed in life. The project objectives are to empower students with life skills, build high competency in livelihood skills, cultivate life-long learning, strengthen core academic subjects and inculcate social responsibilities. The duration of the Programme is four years and it is especially designed for those who have under-performed in their UPSR exams. Most of the students are from low-income households and face various social challenges.

FOOTPRINTS Initiated in October 2009, FOOTPRINTS is a mentoring programme that helps less fortunate children between the ages of nine and 12 to realise their potential. The mission of the programme is simple: to pair children with caring individuals who can guide them to develop self-confidence and learn important values for life. In the past three years, the FOOTPRINTS programme has touched the lives of approximately 70 mentors and 70 mentees where participants were involved in various educational, experiential and outdoor activities. The mentors were carefully selected to coach and guide the children for ten months. The FOOTPRINTS programme is not only a great platform for participants to grow individually and make a difference (M.A.D.) but it’s also a place to discover individual talents and creativity. The 2011 Testimonial Night was held on 1 October at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort and saw 38 mentees from three different welfare homes and a community centre.

Top: Maharani girls enjoying the camp. Above: Happy faces of Maharani girls.

MAHARANI Maharani is a project aimed at helping adolescent girls aged between 13 and 16. The project is themed ‘The Princess In You’ and strives to give a strong personal foundation in young women which will help them in making life-altering decisions in the future as well as help them in daily situations. The Maharani Camp started in 2010 with a pilot camp at FRIM on 5 till 7 February, 2010 with 21 girls from three various homes around the Klang Valley. After the pilot camp and many fine tuning exercises, the camp proper started on 30th April till 2nd May, 2010 at Selangor and ended on 30th till 31st October, 2010 in the state of Negeri Sembilan for all three races. A total of eight Maharani Camps were conducted and the lives of approximately 898 teenage girls were touched in 2010.

Orang Asli students in Kampung Paya Mengkuang

‘The Sphere of Silence’ autographed by

performing a dance.

Dato’ Sri Dr. Vijay Eswaran himself.

ARUNA Essentially, the programme focuses on five components: • Gender, ethnicity and culture • Reproductive health and sexuality • Physical, mental and spiritual health • Rejuvenation and dream building • Recreational activities and team building These five components are embedded into seven modules (G.E.T.R.E.A.L.) that are carefully created by experts in each field to ensure the quality and successful delivery of the message to the participants. G.E.T. R.E.A.L. stands for Girls, Evolution, Truth, Realities, Experience, Attitudes, Lean Lass.

These young girls go through a remarkable camping experience where they get to learn, discuss and understand the importance of being a girl. At the same time, the camp is also designed to increase their selfconfidence and sense of civic and cultural pride while increasing their need for a healthy, well-balanced and wholesome lifestyle. Moreover, it is also to widen their perspectives by preparing them to become responsible adults. In 2011, through the Maharani Camp, the lives of 878 teenage girls aged 13 to 14 were touched via 11 camps conducted from July till September. The details of the camps are as below:-

STATE

CAMP LOCATION

DATE

TOTAL STUDENTS

Perak

Pusat Latihan Jabatan Pertanian Kalumpang, Hulu Selangor

2 – 3 July 2011

66

Negeri Sembilan

Excel Training Resort, Kg. Kapal, Ulu Beranang, Negeri Sembilan

8 – 9 July 2011

83

Kedah

Kem PLKN Bukit Besar, No. 392, Jalan Pancur, Bukit Besar, Kulim, Kedah

15 – 16 July 2011

78

Pahang

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Kuala Krau, Pahang

30 – 31 July 2011

80

Melaka

Kem Saujana Asahan, Jalan Kolam Air, Asahan, Melaka

6 – 7 Aug2011

85

Wilayah

Green View Farm, 5048, Jalan Kg Tarun 1, Kg. Broga, Linggi, Negeri Sembilan

6 – 7 Aug 2011

83

Johor

Pusat Latihan Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Ramai, Jalan Mersing, Kluang Johor

13 – 14 Aug 2011

80

Selangor

Pusat Latihan Jabatan Pertanian Kalumpang, Hulu Selangor, Selangor

13 – 14 Aug 2011

66

Selangor

Kompleks Rakan Muda Puchong, Jalan TPP 1/3, Taman Perindustrian Puchong, Batu 12, Puchong, Selangor.

27 – 28 Aug2011

72

Perak

Kompleks Perhutanan, Jalan Lintang, Sungai Siput, Perak

24 – 25 Sept 2011

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ARUNA is a youth empowerment seminar aimed at giving young people on the threshold of adult life an opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of successful professionals and entrepreneurs who have made a difference in their communities. Aruna, derived from Sanskrit, refers to the glow of the rising sun, a metaphor for new beginnings. In 2011, the Aruna Series kicked off in collaboration with MIND Association on 26 February at Taylor’s College in Subang Jaya. The theme for 2011 was ‘Be the Change” and Dato’ Sri Dr. Vijay Eswaran was one of the keynote speakers. He spoke to a group of 120 students from various universities in Malaysia about the importance of making the change within. SOLS Community Centres The Science of Life Studies (SOLS) 24/7 Community Centre in Paya Mengkuang, Pahang is an Orang Asli centre that has been receiving aid from the Vijayaratnam Foundation along with other community centres located in Tapah, Perak and Masai, Johor. Participants of the Community Centre activities and training programmes include children, youth, working adults and even senior citizens. 66 Orang Asli students attend classes conducted at Kampung Paya Mengkuang. The children of the Orang Asli community are taught English, Motivation and Computer skills, instilling in them a love for education that will benefit them as they become youth and working adults. Education and training are also provided for the community surrounding the centre.

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ARTS & CULTURE Dasavatar Vijayaratnam Foundation and Kalpana Dance Theatre presented Dasavatar, a traditional Bharatanatyam dance drama, staged on 4 to 6 March 2011.The show was organised to raise funds for Taarana - Vijayaratnam Foundation’s school for children with special learning needs.

Taekwondo Lessons Miss Mariama Krishnan, an employee of The V - a QI Group subsidiary - is a martial arts expert providing free taekwondo lessons since July 2010 to the children of Agathians Shelter.

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Top: Sujitra Jayaseelan, Head of Vijayaratnam Foundation, giving donations to the under-privileged children. Top right: QI staff attendees with the Zen workshop organisers and trainers. Below: Taekwondo students in ‘action’.

Lifeline Lifeline Association Malaysia is a call centre promoting self-healing and mental health among fellow Malaysians. In 2011, Lifeline conducted a workshop on Zen and self-healing which was sponsored by Vijayaratnam Foundation and the course was open to Mandarin-speaking staff of QI.

Vijayaratnam fully funds 40 children from the shelter in terms of uniform, annual fees, grading fees and other competition fees. The Foundation also facilitates weekly lessons which take place either at the home or at the playground near the QI Group’s regional headquarters in Malaysia.

National Theatre Competition The National Level Theatre Competition is organised by Fenomena Seni Pentas and supported by the Information, Communication and Culture Ministry and the Education Ministry. Since 2010, Vijayaratnam Foundation has been one of the funding partners of this event, which involved participation by 50 Tamil schools. The competition introduces theatre to primary school students and helps them develop interest and proficiency in the national language. It also enables the children to be more assertive, better equipped to face life and do well in their exams.

This workshop was opened to all counsellors, volunteers, social workers, hospital care providers, counselling students and school teachers.

KELHOP The Vijayaratnam Foundation team headed to Kota Bharu, Kelantan on 31 December, 2011 to attend a grant-giving ceremony called Program ‘Masih Ada Yang Sayang’ with 60 under-privileged primary school children at Persatuan Kebajikan Tunas Harapan Kelantan (KELHOP). The team gave the children donations in the form of school clothes, shoes and accessories which was presented to them by Sujitra Jayaseelan, Head of Vijayaratnam Foundation. Vijayaratnam Foundation is proud to associate itself with KELHOP as it is clear that the members of KELHOP are indeed the ‘Hope of Kelantan’s People’ which is evident in their activities thus far.

To show her love for children and her desire to make Taarana a successful initiative, Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran, Chairperson of VF, donned her anklets after a hiatus of 15 years to perform in Dasavatar alongside Kalpana Dance Theatre founder, Shangita Namashivayam and many other renowned international dancers. The show also featured the voice of veteran Carnatic vocalist O.S. Arun.

Samarpanam Samarpanam, is a thorough two-week cultural camp held during the year-end school holidays where children are taught the facts relating to the selected theme for the year via dance, songs and drama.

The aim of the workshop was to improve self-awareness through meditation, self-healing, self-discovery, exploring one’s identity toward becoming better and more efficient counsellors as well as understanding the mental and cognitive processes behind behaviours.

The Vijayaratnam Foundation has funded Sugam Karnatica’s Samarpanam carrying

Above: The graceful movements and vivid expressions of the dancers from Dasavatar.

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the themes of ‘Warrior’ in 2009, ‘Samudra’ (which is Sanskrit for ocean) in 2010 and ‘Larger Than Life’ in 2011. Samarpanam helps raise the children’s awareness about the environment while creating all-rounded individuals who appreciate arts and culture and have a sense of community consciousness. Hari Raya and Deepavali Festivities In 2010 as well as 2011, Vijayaratnam Foundation collaborated with the Selangor Welfare Services Department to bring joy to the faces of the young and old, during the celebrations of Deepavali and Hari Raya. 50 under-privileged families in Malaysia were brought together in both festivals where for Deepavali, the families received Deepavali clothing, cooking items and ‘ang pows’ and for Hari Raya, there was festive

Clockwise: Datin Sri Umayal handing out Deepavali ‘angpows’; Presentation of food hampers and duit raya; Christmas 2011 at QI Tower.

food, entertainment and duit raya. The QI staff contributed money towards food hampers worth RM150 and duit raya of RM100. Christmas In 2011, Vijayaratnam Foundation, spread the joy of Christmas with children from the House of Joy in Puchong by organising a children’s tea party with 22 residents of the home at QI Tower in Petaling Jaya. Children were treated to lots of games, fun and a magic show while staff of QI entertained with Christmas carols. The children, aged six to 12, all went home with their “wish gift”. House of Joy administers shelter, care and training to orphans, children and teens who are under-privileged, abused, abandoned and neglected.

Right: Best female actress 2011 in National Theatre Competition.

‘Larger Than Life’ group picture.


Clockwise: 1M1P instills the value of saving the environment; Staff getting to know residents of Lovely Nursing Centre; VF Twelve April 2011 participants having a good time.

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ENVIRONMENT 1 Murid 1 Pokok In light of saving the environment and ‘going green’ Vijayaratnam Foundation launched its 1 Murid 1 Pokok (1M1P) programme on 24 April, 2010. The programme involves selected primary students from 45 schools in the Petaling Utama district. Students are encouraged to plant a tree in the vicinity of their schools and to care for the plant throughout their tenure in school. The Vijayaratnam Foundation has pledged to donate a total of 6,000 trees during the course of the project. All trees are sponsored by QNET Malaysia, a subsidiary of QI Group. Out of the targeted 45 schools, we were able to implement the programme in 21 schools in 2010 till 2012.

CORPORATE INITIATIVES CSR Week In 2011, the QI Group of Companies organised its CSR Week engaging over 188 staff. Some of the activities were the planting of 30 rainforest trees at Taman Jaya in Petaling Jaya and refurbishing an educational centre at Shepherd Centre in Semenyih.

They also created an organic farm at Rumah Kasih, compiling a book called ‘Collecting Memories’ of 60 senior citizens from Pusat Jagaan Insan Istimewa, Siti Nur Aini, Rumah Kebajikan Yesuvin Mahligai and Lovely Nursing Centre. Additionally, they had a story-telling session at Sinthamani Ashram, a puppet show at Pusat Jagaan Kanak-Kanak Sayang, established a digital library at Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak Kanak Corner Stone and attended the ‘Agent Of Positive Change Seminar’ at QI Tower in Petaling Jaya. CSR Week

VF Twelve VF Twelve is a celebration of staff birthdays with those who are less fortunate. QI staff celebrating their birthday in a particular month are invited to share their special moment with children from various welfare homes or community centres in Malaysia. Employees get to spend the day with the children at various educational and entertaining venues with fun activities and a big cake. Each staff is paired up with a child and they participate in the activities lined up, working together to build friendship, trust and understanding.

No

Month

Welfare Home

Venue Visited

1

April

Pure Life Society, Puchong

Megakidz, Midvalley

2

May

Stepping Stones Centre, Seputih

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

3

June

Agathians Shelter, Petaling Jaya

Genting Highlands

4

July

Praise Emmanuel Children’s Home, Petaling Jaya

Lake Garden

5

August

Sinthamani Divine Life Ashram, Jinjang Utara

Aquaria, KLCC

6

September

Destiny Starting Point, Klang

Putrajaya Lake Cruise

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October

Nanthisar Children’s Welfare Home, Rembau

Melaka Town

8

November

Prince Care Home, Setapak

Petting Zoo, Sunway Lagoon

9

December

Anbe Sivam, Klang

National Science Centre

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