Caring for the Community

30 March 2014

IT was a day to remember for 95 children from five homes in Penang who spent a joyful day outdoors at a charity carnival organised by Aspen Group.

The children were from the Children’s Protection Society, Ramakrishna Ashram, Agape Shalom Children’s Welfare Centre, Ru Yi Home and the Crystal Family Home.

They were divided into teams which were then assigned to ‘caretakers’ before embarking to complete tasks at several game booths that were set up at the Penang Municipal Park.

Each team was given a game card with clues and riddles leading them to the game booths.

A sticker was awarded after every completed game where eight needed to be collected in order for the children to claim their goodie bags.

Aspen Group general manager Woo Kok Weng said the charity carnival was the company’s first corporate social responsibility programme.

“This programme is to show our support towards the less privileged community,” he said.

The participants were later feted to a buffet lunch.

Residents from the Children’s Protection Society also performed the Gangnam Style dance and a few Indian traditional dance routines.

Also present were Aspen Group chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Ariff, group chief executive officer Datuk Murly Manokharan, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s wife Betty Chew, state Town and Country Planning and Housing Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo, Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari and Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim.

Aspen Group also presented RM10,000 to the homes.