TAN CHONG GROUP TAKES LESS FORTUNATE CHILDREN ON A SHOPPING SPREE AND BREAK OF FAST AT ONE UTAMA
Kuala Lumpur, 9 May 2019 – For any less fortunate child, the sight of seeing other children enjoying festivities with their loved ones can be painful at times. Realising their plight, Tan Chong Group decided to organise an activity for children of Pusat Jagaan Suci Rohani, to give them a wholesome Hari Raya Aidilfitri experience. The children were taken on a Hari Raya shopping spree and breaking of fast at One Utama Shopping Mall yesterday. The 38 boys and girls, aged between four and 12, were each given RM150 duit raya to buy their Hari Raya outfits at AEON to experience the festive shopping.
Pushing their trolleys with eagerness, many of the children were seen getting traditional clothes like baju Melayu, baju kurung, socks and shoes. There were also some who decided to go contemporary by getting themselves shirts, tees and jeans.
The annual activity, which was organised by Tan Chong Group, was meant to bring Ramadan cheer to the less fortunate and to ease the burden of those in need. Apart from shopping for new Raya attires, the children were also treated to a sumptuous dinner to break their fast at Texas Chicken.
“They may not be able to feel the love from family members during Raya, so we take the responsibility to keep them happy. Some of these children have not experienced this at all and this is why we bring them here to feel what Raya is all about. We want to allow these vulnerable children, who come from a disadvantaged background, to also feel and share the joy and fun of the festivities,” said a representative of Tan Chong Group.
“We value our time with the children. We have done similar programmes during other festivals such as Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Christmas. It is a joy to see the smiles on these children’s faces and we will continue to explore more avenues to make a difference in their lives,” she added.
While waiting for Azan Maghrib (call for prayer) to mark the breaking of fast, the children put on a heart-warming Nasyid performance and Quran recital as a gesture of appreciation to the Group’s staff and management.
Puan Nonati Chik, who has been managing Pusat Jagaan Suci Rohani since 2010, said she was delighted and thankful that the children were given the wonderful experience.
She said the centre housed about 40 children and five other caretakers who teach as well as take care of the children.