KUALA LUMPUR, Wednesday (26 April 2017) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia Berhad (EXIM Bank) in collaboration with Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (CGC) today invited a group of 171 orphans from Madrasah Hashimiah (MH) to spend a fun-filled day at Zoo Negara.
Madrasah Hashimiah (MH) located in Selayang is home to more than a hundred Rohingya children whom are refugees aging from 4 years old up to 18 years old. This home derived its source of income solely through donations from corporate companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), charitable organizations, zakat and personal donation to sustain their monthly expenses.
The idea to bring these children for a visit to Zoo Negara was a heartfelt intention to give an opportunity for them to experience outdoor activities and at the same time to gain knowledge on the preservation and conservation of animals at Zoo Negara. The children were taken around Zoo Negara for a tour by zoo tour guides, educating them on types of animal species and the importance of these animals to the ecosystem. They were also treated to a show performance by a pair of Macaw Birds which was sponsored by EXIM Bank.
Earlier in the year, EXIM Bank had also donated to Madrasah Hashimiah (MH) to purchase household items and food supplies for the upkeep of the home.
This first ever collaborative effort between the two (2) Financial Institutions was attended by Senior Management members from both organizations. Among them were Datuk Mat Noor, EXIM Bank Chairman, Dato’ Agil Natt, CGC Chairman, Datuk Mohd Zamree, CGC P/CEO and Pn. Norzilah Mohammed, EXIM Bank P/CEO. Apart from cultivating the spirit of sharing and giving, this collaborative initiative also marks another milestone in EXIM Bank’s efforts to improve its standing on various other CSR efforts moving forward.