3 November 2017:
Putting smiles on faces of children from four charitable homes
The spirit of Deepavali held true as The Budimas Charitable Foundation hosted a celebration for over 180 orphans and underprivileged children from four charitable homes at the Bukit Bandaraya Community Centre in Bangsar recently.
Children from Pusat Jagaan Siddhartan, Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim Sai Pandian, Rumah Kebajikan Karunai Illam and Pusat Jagaan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Budimas Orion arrived in their festive traditional outfits along with their caretakers for the heartwarming affair.
The joyous event was officiated by Yang Mulia Tunku Yahaya Yahya Tan Sri Tunku Abdullah, Trustee of The Budimass Charitable Foundation.
“The evening’s occasion is indeed a way for us all to come together as a multi-ethnic community to celebrate the Festival of Lights and at the same time bring light into the lives of the less fortunate.
“This occasion is one of the efforts undertaken by the foundation under the Budimas Home Charity Fund where we celebrate festivities together as one big family,” he said.
The children and guests were treated to a hearty spread of Indian food prepared by JUMBO Restaurant & Catering.
The highlight of the night was the Onam mask-making competition where groups of children from the four homes took part in making the most creative masks. Pusat Jagaan Siddhartan won the first prize and was followed by Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim Sai Pandian and Pusat Jagaan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Budimas Orion.
To amp up the Deepavali spirit, each child received money packets from the foundation’s board of trustees and goodie bags from generous sponsors.
The Budimas Charitable Foundation currently supports 32 charitable homes across eight states in Malaysia – Selangor, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Johor, Kuantan, Sabah and Sarawak under the Budimas Home Charity Fund.
The foundation also builds and operates libraries for children of the orang asli communities with the Budimas Education Charity Fund and provides breakfast to children in 106 schools across the nation via the Budimas Food Charity Fund.