PRESS RELEASE

Sompo Japan Welfare Foundation Awards Grant to PT Foundation

19 February 2016, Kuala Lumpur

This morning, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Welfare Foundation presented a cheque of RM15,000 to PT Foundation to help support the 2nd Chance Program for 2016. Mr. Hideki Okabayashi, Associate Director of SJNK Welfare Foundation along with Mr Yuji Kawauchi, Executive Director from Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad, presented the cheque to En Hisham Hussein, the Chair of PT Foundation.

The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Welfare Foundation international grant program works to improve the welfare and culture of communities across six countries. They specifically provide grants to non-profit organizations (NPOs) which focus on children and adults with disabilities and the elderly. They also offer awards to recognize academic literature on social welfare and provides subsidies for academic research and cultural activities.

This year, PT Foundation in Malaysia was selected as one of the grants’ recipients. The grant will fund the counseling services offered to the children and mothers from the 2nd Chance Program. The Program provides sustainable care, hope and opportunities to poor mothers, youth, and children who are infected or affected by HIV. The programme adopts a holistic approach to address multiple challenges faced by this community. It offers them a SECOND CHANCE in life by helping them to break out of their multiple hardships, and live life with a new vigor and confidence.

PT Foundation (previously known as Pink Triangle Sdn Bhd) is a community-based, voluntary non-profit making organization providing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, care and support programmes, sexual health and empowerment programmes for vulnerable communities in Malaysia.

Enquiries
PT Foundation : Raymond Tai / raymond@ptfmalaysia.org / 012 287 2779
Berjaya Sompo Insurance Bhd : Maureen Lam / mklam@berjayasompo.com.my

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From Left to Right: Mr Hideki Okabayashi (Associate Director of SJNK Welfare Foundation), Mr Yuji Kawauchi, Executive Director from Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad, En Hisham Hussein (Chair of PT Foundation), Dato’ Faridah Khalid (Exco Member, PT Foundation) and Supreet Kaur Maniktala (Program Manager, 2nd Chance Program).