Maxis spread Raya joy at its Hari Raya Aidilfitri Charity Open House last Friday, 23 August 2013, with residents of five charity homes at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The event was attended by over 150 residents from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Ibu-Tunggal An-Nur, Pusat Jagaan Insan Istimewa, Trinity Community Children Home, Pusat Jagaan Persatuan Insan Istimewa Cheras Selangor and Pusat Jagaan Cahaya Kasih Bestari.
The special event was hosted by Maxis’ Chairman, YM Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Bin Raja Tun Uda, members of Maxis’ senior management and Maxis employees.
“Maxis is continuously working towards creating a positive impact on communities. As a responsible corporate citizen, Maxis takes the opportunity to offer assistance to those who are in need from all segments of the community, not just through monetary contributions but through engagement with them by involving our Maxis staff as volunteers, with the hopes of strengthening bonds. Today’s event is one way for us to reach out to them and provide them the necessary attention and assistance,” said Raja Tan Sri Arshad.
Maxis presented a total of RM50,000 to the homes, and also distributed ‘duit raya’ to each of the residents. A festive celebration without a spread of sumptuous food would be unfathomable; so the residents were treated with a generous buffet spread while children from homes put up festive performances.
Maxis also organised an educational excursion to Aquaria KLCC for the children, accompanied by Maxis volunteers.
Maxis has been actively contributing to the needs of the community, embarking on several initiatives including the introduction of its Home Adoption program in 2012 for the Independent Living and Training Centre (ILTC) and the Jenjarom Old Folks Home.
Maxis has also been supporting youth development through its flagship Maxis’ Cyberkids program for the past 10 years, providing ICT training to more than 8,600 students and teachers from 1,500 schools nationwide.
In 2012, the Cyberkids program was extended to Sekolah Pendidkan Khas, or special needs schools.