April 7, 2010

Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara secured RM50,000 grant from CIMB for Lions Sight First community project


CIMB Bank under the Community Link programme approved a grant of RM50,000 to Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara.

The objective of this grant is for sight conservation projects under the Lions Sight First Programme to help the underprivileged community.

A lively cheque presentation ceremony was held in the auditorium of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) at its Petaling Jaya campus on Monday 29th March, 2010

CIMB area retail manager Jamilah Haji Rejab presented a mock cheque to Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara president Lion Amy Geh Guat Ching.

Also present to mark the special day were UTAR president Ir. Professor Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik, Lions Club International District 308 B1 District Governor 2009-2010 Lion Datuk Danny Ooi Han Eng, Lions Club District 308 B1 Region Chairman Tan Poh Ling and CIMB Bank SEA Park branch manager Ong Kooi Hooi.

The grant of RM50,000 will help fund the purchase of prescription glasses for more than 250 students and cataract operations for seven elderly who are in need of financial aid.

The beneficiaries under this grant, for sponsorship of spectacles, are the underprivileged students from :-

1. SRJK (C) Sungei Way, Petaling Jaya
2. SMK (L) Bukit Bintang, Petaling Jaya
3. SMK Sultan Abdul Samad, Petaling Jaya
4. Universiti Malaya (UM)
5. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

The selection process comprises of checking on the students' background and families' financial abilities before the underprivileged students are given a set of the prescription glasses.

This Lions community service project also helps create awareness and further educate the public on proper care for the eyes.


Footnote:
Membership in a Lions club is by invitation. If you are interested in being invited to join the global organization of volunteers dedicated and committed to making a difference in the lives of people everywhere, contact the Lions of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara who are interested in you. You can reach their membership team via the club email address at bukitkiara@gmail.com

Corporations who demonstrate a corporate culture of 'giving back to the community' are welcomed to work together with the Lions to play an important role in the community under the Lions Sight First Programme - a worthy and meaningful project to help prevent severe vision problems and early detection of eye problems.

* Special thanks to a past President and current secretary of Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara Lion Jennifer Khoo on contributing the photos to this post.


Cheque presentation ceremony:
The official cheque presentation ceremony marking the successful and harmonious collaboration between the Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara and CIMB in the service of community.


CIMB Area Retail Manager Puan Jamilah Haji Rejab (first from left) presenting a mock cheque of RM50,000 to Lions Clubs of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara President Lion Amy Geh Guat Ching. Looking on are Lions Club District 308 B1 Region Chairman Tan Poh Ling (second from left), Lions Club International District 308 B1 District Governor Datuk Danny Ooi Han Eng and Utar president Prof Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik.


The auditorium of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Petaling Jaya campus was well filled with invited guests, students and staff of the university.



Presentation of CIMB World MasterCard :
CIMB presented their very exclusive CIMB World MasterCard to UTAR president and Lions Club International District 308 District Governor in recognition of their support to this noble project.


UTAR president Ir. Professor Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik (left) receiving his CIMB World Card from CIMB area retail manager Puan Jamilah Haji Rejab (partly hidden).


CIMB area retail manager Jamilah Haji Rejab presenting a CIMB World MasterCard to Lions Club International District 308 B1 District Governor Lion Datuk Danny Ooi Han Eng.


Presentation of memento :

A memento for the invited guests as a nice reminder of that special day.


Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara president Lion Amy Geh Guat Ching (left) presenting a memento to UTAR president Ir. Professor Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik.


Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara Lion Amy Geh Guat Ching presenting a memento to CIMB area retail manager Jamilah Haji Rejab.


Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara president Lion Amy Geh Guat Ching (left) presenting a memento to Lions Club International District 308 B1 District Governor Lion Datuk Danny Ooi Han Eng.


Eye screening :

Students and staff of UTAR took advantage of the free eye screening test. Routine eye screening and eye examination are important because many abnormalities are treatable if discovered early and if untreated can lead to vision loss.

At the Lions Sight First booth
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Organizing chairperson Lion Chusy Goh, a trained optician, with her team conducting eye screening for vision problems.





At the Pusat Pakar Mata Centre for Sight booth
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The eye experts from Pusat Pakar Mata Centre for Sight checked for early signs of common eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma and dry eyes problem that could lead to vision loss.




At the CIMB Bank booth:
The CIMB Bank team lead by its SEA Park branch manager Ong Kooi Hooi provides free consultation and advice on financial and banking matters.


CIMB Bank SEA Park branch manager Ong Kooi Hooi (right) gives personal touch and attention.


The CIMB Bank team members provide specialist practical advice on a wide range of financial and banking matters.
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