Employees from QI Group’s Malaysia office recently volunteered to spruce up a community hall in the Sungai Bonus/Air Jernih People’s Housing Project in Kuala Lumpur as part of our Employee Community Impact (ECI) initiative.
In March, 30 volunteers spent a Saturday morning painting the walls, clearing out clutter, and arranging the furniture. Then, earlier this month, a second group returned to the housing estate to add the finishing touches to the painting. This time, they also participated in a community cooking effort.
The housing project is one of several by the Malaysian government to provide temporary living spaces to underprivileged families. The low-cost apartments give occupants the time to save enough money to eventually purchase their properties.
Given the many tasks that needed to be accomplished during the initial visit, our colleagues got straight to work that Saturday morning.
Armed with scrapers, they diligently chafed some parts of the walls to smoothen the surfaces before rolling up their sleeves to apply layers of fresh paint. Meanwhile, others helped clear the hall of unwanted things and arranged the furniture.
During Ramadhan this month, the second group of volunteers answered the call to return to the housing estate to add the finishing touches to the hall by painting the doors and grilles.
We also joined the community and other volunteers to help cook Bubur Lambuk for the residents. The creamy porridge rich in spices and coconut milk is a traditional Malaysian favourite during the fasting month.
The community greatly appreciated our volunteers’ efforts and expressed gratitude for the refurbishment and helping prepare the food. Our colleagues also enjoyed getting to know the residents while positively impacting the community.
Through QI’s ECI initiatives, we are committed to creating positive change and making a lasting impact in our communities. We believe small actions can make a big difference and are proud to participate in such efforts.