KUCHING, Dec 16: In the true spirit of the season, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) gave away Christmas presents to 41 children from two charity organisations today.
This was in conjunction with the corporation’s annual Love-In-A-Box event as part of its corporate social responsibility to help the less fortunate people in the state.
The event saw the participation of 16 children from the Association for the Welfare of Intellectually Disabled Children (Perkata) and 25 from the Kuching Autistic Association (KAA), aged between four and 17-years-old.
SEDC chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain said the event which was organised every Christmas season since the year 2000, was aimed at fulfilling the wishes some of the less fortunate children particularly from charity homes and NGOs across the state.
These wishes, Aziz said during the event held at Riverside Majestic Hotel here earlier today, consisted of educational toys, stationery, books and school bags would be able to lighten the burden of the children’s parents and guardians, and was also jointly sponsored by PPES Works Sdn Bhd.
“Through this programme, we are able to contribute towards bringing a message of hope this Christmas to the children and their families that are in need.
“I also hope this spirit and culture could be nurtured among all the people in Sarawak who are of multi-cultural and multi-racial background,” he concluded. — DayakDaily