Budimas: Feeding underprivileged students nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR, 30th July 2016: The Budimas Charitable Foundation feeds over 6,000 underprivileged students across the country, providing nutritious breakfasts on a daily basis in 99 schools in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and several more.

Such good deeds are not limited to local children. Budimas began supporting refugee children in February 2015, making a difference in the lives of 85 children from the Sri Lankan Refugees International Learning Centre, who receive education as well as food from the charitable organisation.

“Budimas has also managed to build children’s libraries in Orang Asli areas in Negeri Sembilan and Selangor.

“Three libraries in Orang Asli areas in Negeri Sembilan are already operational.

“The libraries are equipped with up to 4,000 books, donated by generous individuals,” Budimas Principal Officer Anne Rajasaikaran said in a speech during a Hari Raya celebration for underprivileged children here yesterday.

She added that nine other libraries were in the process of completion in Selangor and would be operational by year end.

The Hari Raya celebration was hosted by Budimas for 180 underprivileged children, aged from three to 18 years old.

Stacy Hui, senior executive in the public relations department of Budimas, explained that the celebration was held for kids from four different charitable homes under the Budimas Home Charity Fund (BHCF).

The BHCF supports a total of 20 charitable homes and 1092 children.

“The homes are all over the country. There are homes from here all the way to Sabah,” said Hui.

She also said Budimas organised festive celebrations for children four times a year – mainly Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Diwali and Christmas, and that the homes were chosen according to the particular festival being celebrated.

“For example, if it’s Christmas, we will invite children from Christian homes,” Hui explained.