18 January 2019, KUALA LUMPUR – Yayasan MRCB continues impacting lives positively through its recent engagement programme with the Orang Asli community living in Sg. Kejar, located within the Royal Belum State Park, in Pulau Banding, Perak.
The community programme which took place from 6 to 8 December 2018 involving approximately 300 villagers, was organised by Yayasan MRCB in collaboration with Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak (UniKL RCMP). It was supported by 48 volunteers made of employees from Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) and UniKL RCMP as well as UniKL RCMP’s undergraduates.
Its objectives were to provide basic medical and welfare assistance, promote personal hygiene as well as to foster camaraderie with the villagers. The three day/two night programme saw numerous activities lined up ranging from health screenings which included blood pressure measurement, eye check-up, height and weight calculation for Body Mass Index, blood glucose testing and diabetics monitoring. Minor skin treatments were carried out and good practice of oral and personal hygiene were demonstrated. Known for their warmth and receptive nature, the villagers also participated in the singing sessions during meals and the children were given the opportunity to express their creativity during art colouring exercise.
Yayasan MRCB’s Chairperson, Datin Jasmine Abdullah Heng said, “Yayasan MRCB is pleased to collaborate with UniKL RCMP in bringing this programme to the indigenous people of Sg. Kejar. We take cognisance that many of the populations are still living in poverty and are denied of some basic rights. We hope that the programme carried out benefitted the villagers.”
“We at Yayasan MRCB will continue to do our part, by taking deliberate steps to engage the targeted community, serve the needy and promote inclusiveness through related programmes that will ultimately impact lives positively and sustainably,” Datin Jasmine added.
Also present at the activity was Yayasan MRCB’s Trustee, En Jamaludin Zakaria and he further added “Giving back to the communities in which we operate is fundamental to our business philosophy. We are deeply committed to supporting inclusive communities in the areas of education and children, which we believe are essential for the progress of a country, its economy and its people. It is now both a custom and a tradition that we give back to the community each year.