OCBC Bank staff raise RM185,000 for World Vision's children-related efforts
Staff of OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and OCBC Al-Amin Bank Berhad (collectively, OCBC Malaysia) recently pooled their resources to raise RM185,000 in contributions and pledges to support World Vision Malaysia’s children-related efforts.
Of the RM185,000 raised, RM135,120 were for World Vision’s Child Sponsorship Programme, RM22,400 for the #BizForChildren charity dinner, RM7,870 for the #RunForChildren charity run and the remainder for miscellaneous efforts. All contributions will benefit the world’s most vulnerable children.
OCBC Malaysia staff were actively involved in the charity organisation’s latest campaign – "It Takes You and I to End Violence Against Children" – aimed at igniting a movement to keep children safe from violence and harm. The efforts included #RunForChildren held recently at the OCBC KL Car Free Morning and #BizForChildren held a few days earlier.
According to OCBC Bank Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Ong Eng Bin, this is the third consecutive year that OCBC Malaysia has linked arms with World Vision for the benefit of vulnerable children.
“We are pleased to be supporting World Vision in their latest initiative to end violence against children, having supported them earlier through efforts to improve their living standards. We are glad to have turned out in full force at both the charity dinner and run to do our part,” he said.
World Vision Malaysia CEO Mr Daniel Boey said the organisation was grateful for the partnership with OCBC Bank and thanked the many OCBC staff for their generous support.
“OCBC Bank is our valued supporter headed by a leader who believes in uniting his staff to help those in need. Dato’ Ong is one who walks the talk and his staff have been very supportive of our efforts as well. They are an inspiration and we are honoured to have them alongside us in this journey of improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.
“At World Vision Malaysia, our dream for every child is to experience a childhood that is free from any form of violence. In order to achieve this dream, the collective efforts from individuals, communities and organisations are vital in bringing us closer to our goal. We are glad to have the support from OCBC Bank and its staff,” he said.
According to Dato’ Ong, community involvement is a key component for building a team that is highly engaged. The Bank’s other CSR activities include public scholarships, branch and division-level community initiatives, cycling efforts through the annual mass cycling event, OCBC Cycle Kuala Lumpur and the bi-monthly OCBC KL Car Free Morning.