EMKAY Gives Back
EMKAY Group is actively involved in social and community development, as well as environmental protection programmes. All corporate social responsibility activities by EMKAY Group are channelled through the three foundations founded by Tan Sri, namely Yayasan EMKAY, Yayasan Pulau Orang Utan Bukit Merah and Pulau Banding Foundation.
Yayasan EMKAY was established on 12 January 2001 to facilitate and realize EMKAY Group’s philanthropic work with the objective of helping the needy, especially those living on the fringe of development. The foundation's programmes are divided into ﬁve main sectors which are education, health, religion, community welfare and sports.
Tan Sri Datuk (Dr.) Hj Mustapha Kamal Hj Abu Bakar heads the foundation as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Yayasan EMKAY’s main focus is in Education with a special focus on the Orang Asli Education Programs in the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex of Hulu Perak, through the 'Saya Boleh!’ (I can!) Program.
Yayasan EMKAY also have the Toy Library project in its portfolio, with a total of 31 centres (including 4 in the Belum-Temengor area) in villages across Malaysia.
In healthcare, Yayasan EMKAY have set up 6 haemodialysis centres in rural areas namely the Wan Nong Dialysis Centre (Batu Gajah, Perak); Felina Dialysis Centre (Banting, Selangor), Farah Mahami Dialysis Centre in Sungai Merab, Selangor, a centre in Alor Setar, Kedah, which was donated to Yayasan Sultanah Bahiyah, 2 other centres in Sungai Petani, Kedah (Fazwinna Dialysis Centre), and in Bukit Merah, Perak (Ahmad Khalif Dialysis Center).
Other initiatives by Yayasan EMKAY includes the adoption of Kampung Selamat (a village bordering Bukit Merah Laketown Resort), building of 9 suraus in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak and Pulau Langkawi in Kedah, contributions to mosques, pilgrimage funds and hearse donations, provision of educational grants and scholarship as student aids, and last but not least contribution to the development of sports such as football, golf, as well as the sponsorship of sports and games for children homes and school in rural areas.
Yayasan Pulau Orang Utan
Established in 2008, Yayasan Pulau Orang Utan Bukit Merah was officially launched on 22 February 2009 to promote the rehabilitation and conservation of the Orang Utans. The foundation set up an Orang Utan sanctuary in Pulau Orang Utan at Bukit Merah.
The foundation’s main responsibilities include the setting up and maintenance of the island’s facilities, facilitating sponsorships and donations, displacement support, rehabilitation, education and research programmes, in addition to collaborating with universities, government agencies, schools, charitable organizations and non-government organisations.
Pulau Banding Foundation (PBF) was formed in November 2007 to promote sustainable development of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex. The Belum-Temengor Rainforest Complex is the largest remaining continuous block of natural forest in Peninsular Malaysia, with a total area of 300,000 hectares.
To ensure sustainable development on the island, the Pulau Banding Charter was formed on 24 July 2007 by a panel of advisers – experts from ﬁelds of forestry, environment, prominent researchers and local stakeholders – as a self-imposed guideline for all developments on the island. One requirement of the Charter was the setting up of a Research Centre to conduct comprehensive studies on the Belum-Temengor Rainforest so that efficient conservation measures could be initiated.
PBF also looks after the interests of the local population particularly the ‘Orang Asli’ community through its social and community development programmes. PBF’s main mission is to draw support from the government, non-governmental organisations and private corporations.