Kuala Lumpur, 24th November 2015 – The Budimas Charitable Foundation hosted 105 underprivileged children and orphans to a Deepavali dinner at Pusat Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar on the 20th November 2015. It is a moment of heartfelt blessings, sharing the joy and happiness with the less fortunate.
Budimas organised this celebration for the children, aged from 3 to 18 years old. They are from 4 Charitable Homes including Pertubuhan Rumah Kebajikan Chrestus, Rumah Kebajikan Siddharthan, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Selangor and Pusat Jagaan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Budimas Orion. The children were treated with a sumptuous meal. Other activities for the evening includes Indian traditional dance and pot painting competition. The winner were presented with hampers as prize and goody were distributed to the children.
Aside from the consistent supported homes including Budimas Orion and Rumah Kebajikan Siddarthan, Budimas has extended its helping hand to other charitable homes during this Deepavali season. Budimas aims to support and provide shelter to the underprivileged children and has extended its helping hand to other 20 charitable homes. There over 1,000 children under Budimas Home Charity Fund (BHCF), one of the 3 funds by The Budimas Charitable Foundation. The charitable homes are located in Selangor, Kedah, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Johor, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.
Besides that, Budimas also initiated the Budimas Food Charity Fund (BFCF), which is now, in its sixth year operation. A total amount of 4,892 students in 89 schools are sponsored with daily nutritious breakfast by the Foundation. The schools are mainly from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Penang and Kedah.
Budimas also constructed and equipped children’s libraries for the rural and poor, particularly the Orang Asli communities under the Budimas Education Charity Fund (BECF). Budimas built its first library in Kg. Bukit Kepong, Port Dickson and started its operation on 15th February 2015. There are 7 more libraries set up and will commence operation in 2015. Each library are equipped with 4,000 books and now the Orang Asli children are able to read and revise with the reading materials provided. In 2016, the foundation aims to build and operates 4 more libraries in Orang Asli Settlement in Selangor.
“In this Deepavali Festive, we would like to send our warmest blessing to the kids who are in need,” said Anne Rajasaikaran, Principal Officer of The Budimas Charitable Foundation. “Our vision is to provide love and hope to the children, giving a better future to the less fortunate ones. We believe that with the support of the Budimas 3 charity funds including Budimas Home Charity Fund, Budimas Food Charity Fund and Budimas Education Charity Fund, children will have a better growth for their future,” she continued.
The event was made possible by warm-hearted Budimas donors and sponsors, Mondelaz Malaysia, Sharvina Events, Junkie Studios, Nakshatra dancers, Siddarthan dancers and other individuals. It is an unforgettable and meaningful celebration with peace and laughter.