Following its initiative in helping Habitat for Humanity Malaysia raise funds for the recent ‘20th Annual Charity Walk/Jog/Wheel A-Thon with the Disabled’ organized by the Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor and FT, MWKA participated in a 1 day home-painting project with Habitat for Humanity Malaysia as part of MWKA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
Tanjong Sepat, Selangor where the project was done
Early on a Saturday morning, 12.4.2014, the MWKA team travelled all the way to the humble town of Tanjong Sepat, Selangor with high spirits to paint the new home of Encik Khamis and his family. Encik Khamis, who is a farmer cum fisherman, previously lived in a termite infested house with his wife and 2 children before Habitat for Humanity Malaysia came to their aid and built a brick house for them.
The MWKA team, which included a pregnant lady and a 3 year old girl, was happy to give back to society and support Habitat’s cause, a cause which helps to build not only someone’s home, but also their lives by restoring dignity and hope!
The MWKA team in action
More about Habitat for Humanity:
“Habitat for Humanity Malaysia envisions a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The ambitious United Nations Millennium Development Goals, the globally agreed drive to tackle poverty and deprivation in all its forms, include specific calls for “a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020”.
Habitat for Humanity International puts such goals into reality by transforming lives through the provision of safe, decent and affordable homes. A decent home opens the door to improved health, better performance in school, greater economic opportunities, and increased community cohesion. The challenges of combating poverty housing are complex.”
Photos of Habitats Builds with various Corporate Sponsors including Mercedes Benz, Bank Negara Malaysia etc.