Nestlé Supports Braille Literacy Contributes RM45,000 to Blind Community

2/12/2019 02:09:00 PM

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.”

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