Rotary and OCBC provide back-to-school basics

The Rotary Club of Johor Centennial partnered with OCBC Taman Molek recently to equip underprivileged children in their neighbourhood with back-to-school essentials.

OCBC staff packing the items to be presented to the children
Some 88 school children from homes run by Puspanesam Welfare, Society of St Vincent De Paul, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Miskin and Orang Tua Santhia Johor Baru, received gift packs with school uniforms, school shoes, backpacks, water tumblers and dictionaries, among other stationery items.

OCBC Taman Molek senior manager, Henry Chin, presented a cheque for RM10,000 to the Rotary Club of Johor Centennial club president, Reetha Mathewes, for the items for the children needed.

OCBC Taman Molek senior manager, Henry Chin [4th from
Right] presenting the cheqye for RM10,000 to Rotary Club
of Johor Centennial president, Reetha Mathewes [3rd from Left]
“OCBC is glad that we are able to help underprivileged students get these much needed items to start the new school term,” said Chin.

He joined about 30 bank staff and Rotarians who helped to pack the items and presented them to the children at a lunch event held at the Santhia Home in Plentong.

The children enjoyed a Marrybrown meal, and got to meet with their mascot.  They also had a pleasant surprise when popular Star Wars character, Darth Vader, made an appearance.

“The Rotary Club of Johor Centennial is honoured to partner with OCBC who has a Corporate Social Responsibility programme to give back to the community, with a focus on children’s welfare,” said Mathewes.

“Our club plans to work with OCBC again to organise more charity events on a larger scale, to give more to the children in the coming year,” she added.

A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 6 Jan 2016

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