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Kampung Pasir Raja equipped for floods with help from Dimension Data

AvantiKumar | Aug. 17, 2015
Dimension Data Is collaborating with IKRAM and MyCARE, which identified the village as most in need of essential disaster survival kits.

Photo - Students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Raja took a moment to pose with the team of Dimension Data 

Photo - Students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Raja took a moment to pose with the team of Dimension Data.

 

ICT services provider Dimension Data is working with Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia (IKRAM) and Humanitarian Care Malaysia Berhad (MyCARE) to distribute essential disaster survival kits to villagers of Kampung Pasir Raja to help them prepare for floods.

Dimension Data Malaysia's managing director Henrick  Choo said the company's staff across Asia Pacific countries helped to raise a total of RM70,000.00 (US$22,055) was raised to purchase essential survival kits such as tents and sleeping bags.

Choo said the items were distributed during a handover ceremony and lunch gathering with Kampung Pasir Raja's Jawatan Kuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung Persekutuan (JKKKP) and several of the 800 odd population of villagers, which was held recently in Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Raja, Dungun, Terengganu.

He said the flood affecting Kampung Pasir Raja in 2014 was the worst ever recorded, with waters rising up to 6 metres resulting in the entire village to be inaccessible by roads.

Dimension Data Malaysia's east-coast resident engineer in Dungun, Mohd Ahmad Hafiz, who was also affected by the flood, has been assisting in the recovery and rehabilitation efforts to rebuild impacted villages. In addition, IKRAM and MyCARE has identified Kampung Pasir Raja as the village most needing urgent support. 

Henrick Choo, MD, Dimension Data Malaysia

Photo - (From left) Henrick Choo, Managing Director, Dimension Data Malaysia, distributing flood aid items as (second from left) Ahmad Madhzar Bin Awang, Chairman of Jawatan Kuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Persekutuan (JKKK(P)), Kampung Pasir Raja, looks on. 


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Ahmad Madhzar Bin Awang, Pengerusi Jawatan Kuasa Kemajuan dan Keselamatan Kampung Persekutuan (JKKKP) of Kampung Pasir Raja said 'We are really thankful to Dimension Data, for extending a helping hand as the villagers continue to rebuild their village. These efforts by organisations in both public and public sectors are always instrumental in strengthening the villagers' morale to stay strong during these challenging times."
 
 "The support by Dimension Data is exemplary of how organisations can bring impact and provide the needed support to help natural disaster victims quickly regain their livelihood. We hope more of likeminded organisations will come forward to giving similar, if not, more encompassing aid to the villagers and victims," he said.

 Dimension Data Malaysia's Choo said "In Dimension Data, we are committed to make a change by accelerating the ambitions of our clients, our people and our society. Be it environmental sustainability or contribution to society. Through our corporate social responsibility programme, Heads, Hearts and Hands, we give our employees the opportunity to make a real difference by giving their time, creativity and talent to initiatives such as these."

"We are glad to be given this opportunity to work with JKKKP Pasir Raja, IKRAM and MYCARE, and we will explore more similar opportunities and needs in which Dimension Data can lend a helping hand," he said.

 

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