Just a little feel-good article to cap off an eventful year. Recently, Petron employees recently brought some treats and cheer to more than 200 children at a community centre. Petron’s Volunteerism-In-Action (VIA) initiative helped to transform the Desa Mentari Seva that houses more than 200 children by providing them with recreational and educational activities.
The staff of Petron Malaysia contributed furniture, laptops, encyclopaedia, storybooks, and magazines as well as yoga mats, educational board games and a foosball table to the Desa Mentari Seva community centre in Petaling Jaya, to make it more functional and conducive environment for the children. Petron employees also donated bookstore vouchers to the kids.
The Desa Mentari Seva Centre serves more than 200 children from B40 families who often spend time at the centre to unwind and expand their horizon.
“We are truly grateful and happy to receive the contributions from Petron. We hope this contribution will help us bring in more children to our centre. Apart from keeping them safe, these children will now be more engaged at our centre with the items we received,” said Mr Kumar, manager of Desa Mentari Seva Centre.
Championed by its employees, Petron VIA is an integral part of Petron Malaysia’s sustainability development program. “We are happy to do our part to help Desa Mentari Seva Centre achieve its goals for its beneficiaries. Through the Petron VIA program, we worked hand in hand with Desa Mentari Seva Centre to understand its needs and try our best to fulfil them and hope that our contributions will help improve the centre further,” Wan Adibah Azian Mahmood, Corporate Affairs Manager of Petron Malaysia said.
“Petron has made it its mission to support communities in need. Our employees live out this commitment and are passionate about making a positive change. Their spirit of volunteerism is something we are very proud of,” added Adibah.
Earlier in the year, Petron VIA, together with the company’s network of service station dealers brought some festive cheer to a Puchong old folks home during Chinese New Year. They also assembled about 40,000 face shields for frontliners during the early stages of the pandemic.