Published on: Thursday, October 17, 2013
President Francis Goh said on Wednesday the charity work would be done by Shareda Youth directly, unlike in the past whereby contributions were given to charity organisations.
"This will be more meaningful to developers who are building affordable homes as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility to give something to the hardcore poor who are unable to own a house," he told a press conference on Shareda Nite, here.
G oh had earlier mentioned of the annual RM20,000 Shareda charity contribution to be handed over to the wing in the Nov. 3 event, adding that more would be collected from members to meet cost.
He said the youth wing's duties include assessing the recipients' eligibility, procure materials and build the homes, adding that the programme would focus especially in remote areas. Goh also announced an additional RM10,000 personal contribution for the preservation of local culture via the Sabah Heritage Society.
Meanwhile, according to the Shareda Nite organising chairman Datuk John Chee said it aims to honour developers who have been building affordable homes this year.
Based on the theme "Building Sustainable and Affordable Homes", the event also aims to honour Shareda's smart partnership with the Local Government and Housing Ministry.
Noting that Minister Datuk Hajiji Hj Noor would also be guest of honour, Chee said Shareda's goal was to build about 10,000 homes in the next five years under this partnership.
Highlights of the event include entertainment, stand-up comic and jazz music and cultural dance.
Chee, who is also the body's vice president, also said lucky draws involving return trips to Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore and Hong Kong would be given away to attending members.
Others include four-day package and return tickets to Bali from Goh and trip to Melbourne courtesy of past president, Datuk Susan Wong.