For the year 2019, EXIM Bank has drawn up a whole variety of CSR programmes in order to provide substantial assistance to various social groups that are in need of assistance.
For the first quarter of the year, Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng Melaka (RSKCM), a welfare home for the elderly, and Yayasan Toh Puan Zurina (YTPZ), that runs a haemodialysis centre for the underprivileged, will be receiving the Bank’s cash and in-kind contribution to help ease their operational cost. Both centres are situated in Melaka.
Rumah Seri Kenangan Cheng Melaka has been taking care of the elderly since 1982 through the public and Government donations. Currently, the centre accommodates 159 elderly people from different ethnics and background. Meanwhile, Yayasan Toh Puan Zurina (YTPZ) started its operations in 2015 and currently operating 160 haemodialysis machines in providing free treatment to the underprivileged.
It is hoped that a small contribution from the Bank will assist both centres in any way. For EXIM Bank, CSR is a key component of its corporate culture and an integral part of its business. To this effect and to-date, it has lined up several CSR initiatives throughout the year that revolve around engagements with various communities, environmental sustainability and emphasising the promotion of marketplace to reflect the CSR as its key component.
Azmin Hamzah, EXIM Bank’s Head of Communications said: “Most notable among the initiatives are Program Desa Harapan, a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Rural Development that starts this month and ends in December, and a month-long e-waste management campaign beginning 5th April.”