OCBC and Rotary looking to raise RM200,000 through charity golf tournament to help needy students
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (OCBC Bank) and Rotary Club of Petaling Jaya (Rotary Club) are linking arms to organise a charity golf tournament next month in the hope of raising RM200,000 for underprivileged students in Petaling Jaya who are in need of school shoes and other educational needs.
And OCBC Bank is kicking off the effort, titled OCBC-Rotary “Back-to-School”, through a RM40,000 contribution of its own in the hope that both corporates and individuals will follow suit.
The charity golf tournament will be held on Thursday, 23 November 2018 at TPCKL Golf Club and will be graced by Deputy Minister of Education YB Teo Nie Ching. Limited to 90 participants, those wishing to participate may register by visiting https://www.rotarypj.com or by calling 019-2558686 before 22 October 2018. The participation fee is RM3,000 and entitlements includes goodie bags and snacks.
The effort was officially launched recently by Encik Shaari Bin Osman, Director of School Management Division of the Ministry of Education, at the Grand Dorsett Subang. Also present at the event were Dato’ Ong Eng Bin, Chief Executive Officer of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Ms Olivia Lim, President of the Rotary Club.
Funds from the charity golf tournament will be channelled to PJ Rotary Foundation Charity who will purchase the school shoes and other back-to-school necessities for the needy children in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.
According to Ms Olivia Lim, the target is to distribute a total of 6,000 pairs of shoes to the needy children.
“OCBC Bank’s RM40,000 contribution alone will enable us to purchase 1,250 pairs of shoes and other necessities, but we are hoping to raise RM160,000 more so a greater number of students may benefit from the effort.
“We would like to thank OCBC Bank for their generous support in partnering us to aid these school children from low income families. We hope this will go some way toward making their entry into the new school term smoother come January 2018,” she said.
Speaking for title sponsor OCBC Bank, OCBC Bukit Damansara Branch Senior Manager Ms Chan Mayin said OCBC has a long history of helping students, including through its annual public scholarships and branch-level initiatives in other parts of the country.
“In recent times we have been looking to become even more entrenched in the local community right here in Petaling Jaya and Bukit Damansara, and our involvement in the upcoming OCBC-Rotary “Back-to-School” Campaign is an example of how we collaborate and engage with communities throughout the country. You can expect to see all staff from our OCBC Bukit Damansara and Petaling Jaya branches assisting in the event on 23 November and during the distribution of the school shoes and other education needs in December,” she said.