Gleneagles JPMC presented donations totalling $50,000 to five local non-profit organisations yesterday, as part of its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
The recipients are The Brunei Down Syndrome Association (ABLE), An-Nur Harapan, National Association of the Deaf (OKP), Pusat Ehsan and Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA), each receiving $10,000.
In his opening speech, the chief executive officer of Gleneagles JPMC Dr Peter Tay said that today marked the second consecutive year since the debut of the specialist hospital’s CSR initiative.
“In this challenging and unprecedented period, Gleneagles JPMC is more than ever committed to providing best in class cardiac care to the people of Brunei Darussalam,” he said.
Tay further said that the centre continues to support community welfare, philanthropy and social well-being initiatives through its partner organisations.
He added that this year’s CSR programme underscores the strong commitment and endeavor from Gleneagles JPMC to be able to continue to make a positive difference towards the local communities and beyond.
“We are truly inspired by each of these organisations’ impact on individuals and groups that have benefitted from the initiatives and activities. We hope that our contributions today will provide some further support towards the meaningful objectives and initiatives,” concluded the CEO.
On hand to give the mock cheques was Minister of Health Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar who is also the member of the board of directors at Gleneagles JPMC.
In attendance to receive the donations from respective organisations were Deputy President of ABLE Ustazah Siti Zaliha Hj Abu Salim, Member Board of Directors of An-Nur Harapan Noorsurainah Hj Tengah, Executive and Operational Trustee of Pusat Ehsan Pengiran Datin Hajah Noraini Pengiran Dipa Negara Laila DiRaja Pengiran Haj Abdul Momin, Vice Chairman of YASKA Tsara’ Nawwarah Abdullah Chen and Secretary General of OKP Hajah Ja’aranah Haji Talip.
Organisations in brief
1. ABLE was founded in 2012 with the aim to promote awareness on Down Syndrome in the country and has a centre based in Kg Anggerek Desa which provides training and care for children with Down Syndrome.
2. An-Nur Harapan helps enroll differently-abled trainees to identify career and life goals with practical ways of achieving them through vocational training. Gleneagles JPMC has been collaborating with An-Nur Harapan since 2019.
3. OKP was established in 2010 which aims to provide its members with opportunities in welfare, sports and social activities.
4. Pusat Ehsan is a non-government charity organisation that is committed to providing quality education, rehabilitation and training programmes for individuals with special needs. It aspires to help individuals with special needs to achieve their potential to live and work in the community.
5. YASKA was formed in 2011 and aims to provide children diagnosed with cancer and their parents the information required to understand their diagnosis as well as to provide them with support throughout their treatment and beyond.
The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN