WAOH Charity Fund

WAOH Charity Fund Drive at our new JUSCO Permas Jaya Store was launched by Y.A.M Sofiah Zarith Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah. The event was also graced by the presence of WAOH Ambassador Siti Nurhaliza who made a short speech and sang a couple of her latest songs, much to the delight of the invited guests and shoppers. From 29 May to 20 July 2003, JUSCO hosted a wide variety of events, aimed at raising as much funds as possible.

One of these was a record-breaking event Ð Jaya Jusco Stores Bhd. made an entry in the Malaysian Book of Records with the Biggest Sushi. The new record for Biggest Sushi is now 1.5 metres wide, 17 centimetres tall and 2.1 metres long.

Among the Charity Fund Drive activities was an Inter School Football Tournament held for children under 11 years old. This was in collaboration with MSSKL. 24 schools competed in this tournament on 28 June 2003. The school champion was the team from Sekolah Kebangsaan AU Keramat. A Children’s Jogathon was also held, where joggers ran for the health of their hearts, and also the benefit of the WAOH Charity Fund. This event took place at our stores in Melaka, Ipoh and Johor Bahru.

An English Motivation Camp that involved more direct communication with children was organised with the support of the Ministry of Education Malaysia in the year under review. The 3-day camp was held at the Seri Dinar Training Retreat in Janda Baik, Genting Highlands and children were taught and encouraged to use the English Language. 70 children from different schools in Selangor happily participated in this event.

In collaboration with Hospital Pantai Indah (HPI), nurses conducted basic health screenings for JUSCO shoppers. Held at JUSCO Taman Maluri on 31 May and 1 June 2003, personnel from the hospital also provided free advice on healthy living and general health information. Donations were collected on the premises from our grateful and full-heartedly supportive customers. A cheque amounting to RM2,000 collected from this event was presented to the WAOH Charity Fund representatives.

The success of these projects was possible not just because of the effort of all JUSCO staff, but also the result of our customer’s civic consciousness and support towards the WAOH Charity Fund.

The WAOH Charity Fund was put to use in one notable heart-warming and rewarding project this year. The Thalassaemia Centre in Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) urgently required renovations and improvements to the current facilities. In close co-operation with HUKM, the donated fund was used to provide air-conditioning, wallpaper, carpeting, a television, and to create a Cyber Corner and a Parent’s Corner. Some toys were also donated. In total, RM100,000 was donated to this worthy cause. The launch of the newly renovated center on 10 December 2003 was a memorable event, with WAOH Ambassador Siti Nurhaliza making a celebrity appearance.

Jaya Jusco Stores Bhd. pledges to continue serving the communities in which the company has operations. The Company as a responsible corporate citizen looks forward to many more years of contributing and donating to the needs of deserving Malaysian children and youth together wtih our caring customers and business partners.