Sime Darby Oils (SDO), the fully owned subsidiary of Malaysia’s largest sustainable palm oil producer, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP), hosted a Buka Puasa dinner for residents of the Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari orphanage today in conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan.
In the spirit of unity, generosity and compassion, which are the core values supported by SDO’s Culture of Care, SDO also presented a special contribution cheque amounting to RM15,000 to the orphanage as well as RM2,500 worth of duit raya to its residents during the event.
Speaking at the event, Mohd Haris Mohd Arshad, SDO’s Managing Director said, “We believe that our Culture of Care values are an integral part of our identity and it is pertinent that it is shared not only with our staff but with the greater public. This is reflected in our tagline “Realising Possibilities, Together.’ This philosophy ensures that in everything we do with our partners, Malaysians from all walks of life can enjoy life to the fullest in the most sustainable manner with our quality products.”
Asmanira Mohd Ramly, the founder of Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari said, “As caretakers of these children, it is our hope that they do not feel left out in experiencing the traditions of Ramadan and Syawal, just like other more fortunate children. Being a part of this buka puasa event in addition to the donation we received today will help us the caretakers to provide a meaningful and joyous celebration for these children this year.”
The residents of the orphanage and other guests were also presented with special goodie bags which included tote bags and notebooks with illustrations designed by a talented local artist, Abdul Rashid Mohd Noor as part of the organization’s support for the local arts and community scene. There were also cute animal plushies that were produced by SDO as part of their partnership for the past three years to support animal conservation with Zoo Negara. These initiatives were also part of the continuous efforts undertaken by the Company to promote social impact under its Culture of Care.