KUALA LUMPUR, 10 May 2019 – The Sentuhan Kasih Yayasan PETRONAS festive programme is back again, bringing cheer to at least 2,800 less privileged Malaysian families and individuals, celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Kaamatan and Gawai.
From 8 May until 15 June 2019, Yayasan PETRONAS is joining hands with state agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and volunteers from the PETRONAS group to assist families in need and hand out basic necessities, household items, hampers and ‘duit raya’ nationwide.
The Foundation will be distributing RM815,000 in cash and kind throughout the Sentuhan Kasih Yayasan PETRONAS programmes in May and June this year, starting with Ramadan, followed by Kaamatan, Gawai and Aidilfitri.
The planned activities include nationwide Iftar ceremonies throughout Ramadan, ‘gotong royong’ with volunteers, and life skills training for members of the respective communities.
Yayasan PETRONAS Acting Chief Executive Officer Lita Osman said: “We want to ensure good flourishes through acts of kindness. It brings me great joy that we are able to expand the Sentuhan Kasih Yayasan PETRONAS festive programme to more states, communities and families this year. Our team of volunteers is stronger than ever, so we can direct more resources to do more good.”
Farhanuddin A Razak, a regular volunteer who will be taking part said: “Even though I’ve helped out many times at similar events, I am still eager to help others as it gives me a sense of purpose. It’s especially meaningful if we could make this festive season more joyful for those who are not able to celebrate with their family or friends.”
The Sentuhan Kasih Yayasan PETRONAS programme is part of the Foundation’s Community Well-being and Development focus area, initiated to coincide with every major celebration in Malaysia. It provides an avenue for Yayasan PETRONAS to work with communities to provide for their basic needs and well-being.
About Yayasan PETRONAS
Yayasan PETRONAS is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of PETRONAS. Its mission is to contribute to the well-being of society. Yayasan PETRONAS aims to deliver sustainable impact, improving the quality of life and socio-economic outcomes for communities across the nation through its focus areas in Education, Community Well-being and Development and the Environment.