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ORANG ASLI CHILDREN AND TEENS HEADED BACK TO SCHOOL WITH NEW SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND SHOES

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Melaka, 9th January 2017 – A total of 17 orang asli children and teens headed back to school this year with more confident after receiving brand new school uniforms and shoes from Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka.

Last month, the resort launched its Christmas charity project which targeted to raise funds to purchase new school uniforms for the less fortunate children and teens from Rumah Imanuel in Klebang.

Going back to school can be an exciting time for many children, but some families served by the Rumah Imanuel are unable to even afford basic supplies, let alone school uniforms. Shirts and pants or pinafores cost about RM50 each, a financial hardship for many families. As such, the resort initiated Christmas charity project to fulfill the Christmas wishes for the children and teens.

Last week, these children and teens were brought out by volunteers to get their new school uniforms at one of the school supplies shops located in Taman Asean, Melaka. The resort even added a pair of school shoes for each of them on top of the school uniforms.

“Thank you so much for the new school uniforms and shoes. I am deeply touched by the goodwill of the resort and those who sponsored the children and teens, it’s such a great gesture. Hopefully, in the near future, they will be able to give back to the community and help those in need”, commented the volunteer from Ruman Imanuel.

These children and teens, between six to 17 years old, came from orang asli villages in Pahang and Melaka. Most of them are from poor communities living in poverty such as staying with parents who are unable to provide education for all children or single-parent families struggling to cover the basic needs. These children were then taken onto the educational program under the care of Rumah Imanuel to provide them with basic education. The home currently houses 17 children and teens which six children currently getting into Solid Rock homeschool in Tengkera and the rest are in public schools. The home also depends on charitable donations in order to support the child’s education program in Melaka.

Speaking about the initiative, Tee Mei Fong, the resort’s Assistant Marcom Manager said, “Christmas comes and goes but education lasts a lifetime. We’ve successfully raised enough funds to purchase new uniforms and shoes for the children in need. We hope that a small gesture like this could help these children focus on their education which is long-term.”

“Our greatest objective is to give back to the community and to help those in need. This project made possible with the contribution from both our guests and employees who are kind and generous,” she added.

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Media enquiries:
Tee Mei Fong
Assistant Marcom Manager
Tel: 06-289 3399
Email: teemeifong@phileahotel.com.my

About Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka
Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka is wholly owned and managed by Majestic Hotels & Resorts Sdn Bhd. It is located in a fast developing yet tranquil Ayer Keroh, Melaka. Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka offers a luxury resort experience with a total of 201 rooms, Philea Ballroom, meeting rooms, Oasis Square, refined food and beverage outlets, recreational facilities and services namely, outdoor landscaped swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna room, Philikidz and many more. Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka represents the perfect luxurious destination for a Truly Unique Experience.

Visit www.phileahotel.com.my/melaka for more information on Philea Resort & Spa, Melaka.

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