KOTA BELUD: Coming together at their village’s balai raya or community hall will be more comfortable from now on for Kampung Timbang Menggaris folk thanks to Qhazanah Sabah Berhad (QSB).
The State investment arm donated a canopy and 100 chairs to the village some 100km North of Kota Kinabalu on Saturday as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
QSB Chairman Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Salleh Said Keruak handed over the donation as well as 200 lunch packs to Timbang Menggaris Village Development and Security Chairman Taupik Apang.
He later expressed hope that the contribution would help the villagers in promoting community-based activities, particularly those involving the younger generation, at the balai raya.
“Our hope is that this small contribution would benefit Timbang Manggaris folk,” Salleh said in noting that that Qhazanah Sabah’s CSR initiatives had involved diverse groups and communities in recent years.
“Since the Covid 19 outbreak, our CSR projects have essentially been focused on providing some basic necessities for frontlines and communities who had been impacted by the pandemic,” he added.
Salleh said apart from engaging and empowering various communities, Qhazanah Sabah’s CSR
initiatives were also to fulfill the company’s role as an enabler of growth.
Also present was Qhazanah Sabah Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Rizal Dahli and other senior management officials.
During their visit to the village, Salleh and Qhazanah Sabah team also met up with the less fortunate among the community there including single mothers, senior citizens and bedridden individuals presented them with medical equipment, bedding sets and 45 food baskets, each comprising essential household goods such as rice, cooking oil, sugar, flour, and personal hygiene items.
After meeting the villagers, Salleh expressed hope that Qhazanah Sabah’s contribution would help the affected families in Kampung Timbang Menggaris, particularly those impacted by the pandemic.