Nestlé Supports Braille LiteracyContributes RM45,000 to Blind Community
PETALING JAYA, February 7, 2019 – In line with Nestlé Malaysia’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, the company recently contributed RM45,000 worth of Braille reading materials to the Malaysian Foundation for the Blind (MFB). An equivalent to 1,000 books, these materials will aid 500 visually impaired and blind children.
Ms. Nirmalah Thurai, Executive Director of Group Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Malaysia said, “We are deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those in need. As a company which supports an inclusive and diverse culture, we firmly believe that everyone should be given equal opportunities to read and write, including members of the blind community. Being braille literate is a critical component in education as it opens up doors and greatly increases opportunities for the blind and visually impaired. We hope that this contribution will help to improve the literacy rates of the blind and visually impaired in Malaysia.”
According to En. Silatul Rahim Dahman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of MFB, “We would like to thank Nestlé Malaysia for their generous contribution and staunch support for the blind community over the years. This donation will certainly go a long way towards assisting members of our community, especially our young children. At MFB, we believe that education can break the cycle of discrimination and poverty, and these books will certainly give members of our community a chance at equality.”
About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in 189 countries around the world, and our 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Since 1912, we have been nourishing Malaysians through our quality brands and products, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NestleMalaysia