Relief for the Medical Workers
Aid for the Shelter Houses
|The implementation of the Movement Control Order has made it hard for shelter houses to obtain basic provisions, including the much-needed food for their occupants. In view of this, AMAL collaborated with Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia in helping to deliver food supplies, including rice, cooking oil, coffee, tea, sugar, salt and soy sauce to selected shelter houses. So far, AMAL has managed to help out the following shelter houses within the Klang Valley area:
Supporting the Media Organisations
|In covering the latest updates on the pandemic, the media‘s role has been essential. The journalists, together with the production crew, are working around the clock to provide the public with facts and figures related to the effort in combating coronavirus. To ease the pressure of their job in keeping the public informed daily and accurately, AMAL has distributed packed food to RTM, BERNAMA, TV Al-Hijrah and KLFM.
During the Ramadan month, we contributed food packs for the convenience for our media friends who still need to attend to their day-to-day duties while performing fasting obligation. These iftar packs were distributed to media organisations that include NSTP Group, RTM, Bernama, Astro Awani, Sunshine, Prima Media Group, TV Al Hijrah, MalaysiaKini, Malaysia Gazette, The Malaysian Reserve, IKIM Radio and also The Star.
No One Should Be Left Behind
|While the MCO period provided some challenges, it did not stop us from continuing to contribute to the disadvantaged communities, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. AMAL provided support to the selected 40 families of employees from Jabatan Penjara Penor. About RM10,000 was contributed to those families in addition to RM5,000 donated directly to the prison department, with the purpose of assisting the management in conducting activities that benefit the inmates during the month of Ramadan.|
Protecting the Frontline Workers
|The pandemic necessitated the increased usage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at a number of hospitals throughout the country. AMAL took action in alleviating the matter by collaborating with the prison departments, namely Jabatan Penjara Penor in Pahang and Jabatan Penjara Wanita Kajang in Selangor, in producing sufficient number of PPE for the hospitals in need. Utilising the sewing and stitching skills of the inmates at both prison establishments, about 5,000 PPEs were produced for distribution to five hospitals within the Red Zone area. The initiative was implemented with cooperation from other organisations as well, including Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia, National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR). All in all, Bank Islam contributed about RM120,000 to the realisation of this initiative.|
AMAL B40 – Helping Micro Entreprenuers
|Afflicted over the plight of people who are impaired by the pandemic, AMAL initiated a special AMAL B40 program to offer assistance to the B40 segment who are more affected than other segment brackets. AMAL managed to channel more than RM320,000 fund to more than 1,200 recipients across the country with the help of strategic partners such as Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM), Majlis Agama Islam Negeri and Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM).|
AMAL Self-Care Kit
|In conjunction with Merdeka 2020 celebration recently, AMAL distributed its AMAL Prihatin Merdeka Pack (pek AMAL) self – care kit that contains; a special edition AMAL Face Mask, Hand-sanitizer and anti-bacterial wet wipes to:
The distribution of the self-care kit is also followed by distribution of food pack to every recipients.
Relief in Sabah
|Concerned with the spike of COVID-19 cases in Sabah and the
wellbeing of its people, we doubled our efforts in helping the affected
communities there. During the first wave of COVID-19, BIMB Holdings Berhad (BHB)
and Bank Islam had distributed assistance worth RM42,000 to the state. This
time, BHB and Bank Islam have allocated RM100,000 from its corporate
social responsibility fund for the initiative.
Among the assistance offered for the second COVID-19 AMAL Prihatin relief to Sabah include:
So far the places that we have sent second round relief in Sabah are as follows:
Relief for Police Officers
|When we talk about frontliners, it is not only referring to
medical personnel but also our armed forces. Without their hard work, the effort
to curb / control the spread of this pandemic throughout our nation would be
useless. They must work around the clock especially during the MCO (Movement
Control Order) phase, to ensure everyone abide to the SOP (Standard Operating
Procedures) that has been introduced.
Knowing their heavy responsibility, AMAL team decided to reach out to our dear armed forces as much as we possibly can to show our gratitude to them. We do so by delivering packed food to PDRM (Polis Diraja Malaysia) personnel at police stations and especially to those who are on duty/stationed at road blocks. The list is as shown below:
We also understand the risk of exposure towards the virus because they are working out in the open that involves direct human interactions with public, hence we even start distributing full set of PPE to the officers as shown below:
We truly hope this small gesture of ours would lift up their spirit and put
smile on their faces. We should be supporting and looking out for each other in
this time of need. After all, #KitaJagaKita. Please also keep this in mind, kita
masih belum menang. So please, stay home and stay safe.
Equal Education Opportunity
The alarming number of COVID-19 cases has forced the Government to re-implement the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) for almost all states in Malaysia. Following the directive, the Ministry of Education (“MoE”) has implemented Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran di Rumah (“PdPR”) as a learning alternative in this new norm, where the students will be able to move forward in their education by studying through online with the use of digital devices.
To realize this aspiration, we at Bank Islam took the initiative by donating 1,000 tablets to students from underprivileged B40 families. For this purpose, Bank Islam cooperates with Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri (“JPN”), agencies that manage Zakat, Pertubuhan Dakwah Islamiah Sekolah–sekolah Malaysia (“PEKDIS”), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (“MCMC”) and Celcom Axiata Berhad. The handover of the donations has been implemented in stages since 19 February 2021.
The provision of these facilities is in line with Goal 4 – Quality Education under the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (“UNSDG”). It involves funds of more than RM600,000 from BIMB Holdings Berhad and Bank Islam (Zakat, AMAL and Sadaqa House).