Hari Hasanah is a day when Hasanah and Khazanah Nasional, along with our partners, come together to do good deeds for the community. We celebrated our very first Hari Hasanah in 2017. Since then, it has become an annual event for Hasanah.
Last year, we visited the children’s ward at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur. Even though we were only there for a day, we did our best to cheer up the young patients. Imagine their surprise when they were visited by Elly, a mascot character from Super Squad sent by our partner NetCarbon! We also left them with animal shaped balloons and goodie bags containing an activity book titled, ‘Get Well Soon’, illustrated and written by Ling Ya Xuan. Ya Xuan conceived the idea of writing the book while caring for her sick brother. Hasanah helped to print the book and presented it as a gift to the children.
Hasanah Bersama Rakyat
Hasanah Bersama Rakyat (HBR) is a nationwide outreach programme which we started back in 2017. With HBR, we want to encourage and inspire Malaysians from all walks of life to perform acts of kindness for their community and to actively play a role in giving back to society or to the planet.
Through the various initiatives under HBR, we hope to educate Malaysians on the importance of doing good and that everyone can make a difference. In 2018, we held HBR programmes in three locations across the country – Kedah, Kelantan and Sarawak.
Khazanah-Hasanah CR Efforts
Part of what we do at Hasanah is working with Khazanah to support various humanitarian relief efforts. In 2018, Hasanah and Khazanah contributed a total of RM0.989 million in relief aid. Here are the highlights of some of our collaborative efforts last year.
We worked with MERCY Malaysia, IMARET and iM4U to donate food and medical supplies to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. We also helped to channel funds to Yayasan Khazanah scholar Dr Fadi’s family through Viva Palestina Malaysia and assisted NCCR Gaza to provide rehabilitation services for 100 disabled children.
Closer to home, we contributed to Malaysia’s disaster relief efforts in Indonesia during the Lombok and Sulawesi earthquakes through our partners Mercy Malaysia and IMARET. With our partner PACOS Trust, we provided aid to the victims of the Sabah floods by providing them with funds to rebuild their homes and supplies to sustain them during the disaster.
The main objective of our capacity development is towards creating resilient and effective organisations, which is crucial to deliver sustained efforts for long-term social change. We believe that investing in capacity development of our partners is foundational towards a shared vision for change. We consider capacity building to be an important component of overall organisational development. This focus on organisational development is also embedded in the nature of grants we award.
Our vision of building a greater Malaysia would not be possible without the right partners recognising the importance of achieving positive sustainable impact.
From national to local levels, we work closely with ministries and public sector agencies as well as non-profit and grassroots organisations to deliver policies and programmes that support the overall social well-being of Malaysians.
Through this comprehensive approach, we are able to support a wide range of causes that are most important to our communities and the nation as a whole. From improving public school education to providing entrepreneurship trainings for women to even creating a greener environment for our future generations, every programme we support is geared towards empowering Malaysians with the skills they need. Interested in working together? Visit our website at yayasanhasanah.org