19 Oct 2006
KUALA LUMPUR: Come this festive
season, some 20 street kids and neglected
children will no longer be shoeless,
thanks to Bata Malaysia.
In a simple ceremony at a Bata shop here on Monday, the children of Children’s Activity Centre were presented with the shoes of their choice.
The Hari Raya gifts were courtesy of the “Program Prihatin Bata-Berita Harian”.
Bata managing director Eugenio Olabe said the programme had nothing to do with business promotion.
“It is our sincere gift, our community service. I love to see the children smile and be happy,” he said.
“This is what we do every year during Ramadan and Deepavali,” Bata senior manager (marketing) Datuk James Selvaraj said.
Among the delighted recipients were siblings Mohammad Shafiq Amirul Bachik, 10, Ahmad Sabirin, 8 and Nur Ain Syafika, 6, who lost their father two years ago.
Mohammad Shafiq and Ahmad Sabirin are living with their grandparents in Shah Alam while Nur Ain Syafika is with her aunt in Meru.