The Sun, 5 May 2011 - Foundation donates RM100,000 to charity

The Sun, 5 May 2011

PETALING JAYA: Dijaya Tropicana Foundation, a newly set-up charity foundation under Dijaya Corporation Berhad ,yesterday donated RM100,000 to the Early Intervention Society (PPIA) as part of its ongoing charitable efforts.

PPIA, which is a non-profit organisation committed to serving intellectually challenged children and providng them with skill training programmes, was founded in 1999 in Batu Pahat, Johor.

Foundation board member Dickson Tan presented the mock cheque to PPIA management committee secretary Tan Chin Yau at the foundation's headquarters here.

"We hope this contribution will go a long way in helping PPIA achieve their objectives and to provide better facilities for intellectually challenged children and youth," Dickson said.

Representing the society, Chin Yau said in his speech that this donation is the largest that the society has ever received from a corporation.

"We intend to use the donation to fund the construction of a new building for the society's four centres," he said, adding that he was thankful for the generosity of Dijaya.

The presentation was witnessed by Dijaya Group CEO and foundation founder Tan Sri Danny Tan and Dijaya managing director.

The foundation was established earlier this year and was inspired by its founder, whose many years of anonymous philanthropic efforts have improved the lives of many underprivileged communities.

In April, the foundation donated RM1million to 11 charitable organisations including Ti-Ratana Welfare Society Malaysia, Institute Jantung Negara Foundation and Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia.