For Immediate Release
NGC Energy MiraGas cylinder sponsorship for Malaysian AIDS Foundation and Malaysian AIDS Council shelter homes enters seventh year
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 October 2016 – NGC Energy Sdn. Bhd. has renewed its signature corporate social responsibility initiative, the sponsorship of MiraGas liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders for shelter homes under the auspices of Malaysian AIDS Foundation and Malaysian AIDS Council, for another year.
Now in its seventh consecutive year, the sponsorship entails a total of 912 units of MiraGas LPG cylinders valued at RM 24,624 that will be distributed among 16 shelter homes providing treatment, care and support to 367 men, women and children living with or affected by HIV and AIDS nationwide.
Julianna Kamaruddin, General Manager, NGC Energy Sdn. Bhd. (six from left); Hisham Hussein, Trustee, Malaysian AIDS Foundation (five from left); Martin Choo, General Manager, Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services Society (extreme right); Bob Yusof, Red Ribbon Celebrity Supporter, Malaysian AIDS Foundation (extreme left) with stakeholders and representatives of shelter homes receiving the MiraGas LPG cylinder sponsorship. Photo © 2016 Malaysian AIDS Foundation.
“We at NGC Energy strive not only to meet the needs of our consumers but also enrich the lives and experiences of families and communities in which our business operates,” said Julianna Kamaruddin, General Manager of NGC Energy.
“Our partnership with the Malaysian AIDS Foundation and Malaysian AIDS Council has enabled us to enhance their shelter home service delivery and effect positive change in the social and health outcomes of underprivileged communities affected by HIV and AIDS.
“The MiraGas LPG cylinder sponsorship is a symbol of our commitment to providing an energy solution that fuels the hopes and dreams of our community as well as the aspiration of a society free from the negative impact of HIV and AIDS,” she added.
An NGC Energy Sdn. Bhd. staff (left) helps a Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services Society caregiver (right) assemble a shelf at Faith Helping Centre as part of the community volunteer programme held in conjunction with the MiraGas LPG cylinder sponsorship launch. Photo © 2016 Malaysian AIDS Foundation.
This year’s sponsorship was marked by a community volunteer programme at Faith Helping Centre, a shelter home operated by the Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services Society, a Partner Organisation of the Malaysian AIDS Council. Established in 1994, Faith Helping Centre offers a temporary refuge to men living with HIV who are neglected by their families. Using a peer-to-peer approach, services offered at the shelter home, such as basic nursing, counselling, health and treatment literacy, as well as medical and welfare referrals help to improve their quality of life and equip them with the skills, support and confidence upon reintegration into society.
“We are heartened to note that a pilot project that began with just six shelter homes in 2010 has grown into a full-fledged nationwide programme,” commented Professor Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Chairman of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation on the NGC Energy partnership.
“The AIDS response thrives on such strategic multisectoral partnerships as the one demonstrated by NGC Energy. As we continue to accelerate our efforts to improve access to lifesaving HIV treatment for underprivileged Malaysians, we are grateful to NGC Energy for the continued support and hope it will inspire other industry players to follow suit.”
Over the years, NGC Energy has contributed a total of RM 157,572 through the MiraGas LPG cylinder sponsorship as well as to other fundraising activities of the Malaysian AIDS Foundation.
NGC Energy Sdn. Bhd.
NGC Energy is the second largest liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) player in Malaysia with the brand name of MiraGas. NGC Energy is committed to enhancing the quality of lives by providing energy solutions that help fuel and fulfil the aspirations of consumers everywhere. Our aim is not to simply provide a requirement for a product; we seek to facilitate the fulfilment of aspirations and ambitions by providing solutions that contribute to the achievement of a bigger purpose. We energise lives by offering solutions that celebrate dreams and the can-do spirit of our consumers. For more information, please call our Customer Service Hotline 1-300-88-5808 or visit www.ngcenergy.com
Malaysian AIDS Foundation
The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) was formed in 1993 to raise and administer funds to support the activities and programmes of the Malaysian AIDS Council and its Partner Organisations. MAF funds high-impact HIV prevention, treatment, care and support programmes such as harm reduction, shelter homes, financial and medical assistance schemes as well as HIV health literacy and empowerment activities for underprivileged women and children living with HIV and other key populations nationwide. Learn more at http://yam.org.my/V2/
Malaysian AIDS Council
The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) was established in 1992 to serve as an umbrella organisation to support and coordinate the efforts of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on HIV & AIDS issues in Malaysia. MAC works in close partnership with government agencies, the private sector and international organisations, to ensure a committed and effective NGO-led response to the HIV epidemic. In addition to providing nationwide coverage of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services, MAC and its Partner Organisations serve as the common voice for communities most affected by HIV & AIDS in the country. Visit www.mac.org.my
to learn more.
Malaysian AIDS Foundation
NGC Energy Sdn. Bhd.