On 26 April 2017, MEXIM in its first ever collaboration with Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC), invited a group of 171 orphans from Madrasah Hashimiah to spend a fun-filled day at Zoo Negara. Madrasah Hashimiah, located in Selayang, is home to more than a hundred Rohingya child refugees aged 4 to 18 years old. This home’s source of income is derived solely from donations by corporate companies, non-governmental organisations, charitable organisations, zakat and personal donations. These are therefore reserved only for day to day operational expenses. Earlier in the year, MEXIM had also purchased household items and food supplies for the upkeep of the home.
As resources for recreational and enrichment outings for these children are limited, the idea to bring these children for a visit to Zoo Negara was a heartfelt intention to provide an opportunity for them to experience outdoor activities and at the same time gain knowledge on the preservation and conservation of animals at Zoo Negara. The children were taken around the Zoo by trained tour guides who educated them on the variety of animal species and the importance of these animals to the ecosystem. They were also treated to a show performance by the pair of Macaw Birds that continues to be sponsored by the Bank.