Renowned as the emerging central business district in Genting Highlands, King’s Park distinguishes itself not merely a developer but as the visionary force behind a monumental RM10 billion project, including the forthcoming Hard Rock Hotel Genting Highlands and the Accor Group’s Swissotel Genting Highlands.
Under King’s Park ESG commitment, the developer is riding high on the Year of the Dragon on a positive note by announcing that it is making a donation of a 7.75-acre land in Bentong to Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan (PKKII) – a home for mentally challenged children based in Kuchai Lama, today. The event held in King’s Park saw the presence of YBhg Dato’ Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Haji Sakom, Chairman, YBhg Dtin Dr Hjh Hartini Osman, Advisor and Encik Zulhairy Bin Jalaluddin, Director from Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan, Dr Tiew Chew Ming, Founder & President of PKKII and Mr Darren Yang Managing Director of Cornell Academy. They were welcomed by Mr Hendric Lim, Director and Mr Sean Chen, Executive Vice President of King’s Park.
In his address, Hendric emphasized King’s Park’s commitment to the community betterment, especially for the vulnerable. He said, ‘We are not just giving a land; we are giving these wonderful children a new beginning, a place they can play, learn and thrive.’
He further announced, ‘To construct the new PKKII home, we are launching a fundraising initiative named the ‘Happy Nest Building Donation’. We are collaborating with Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) to raise RM15 million, offering donors the added incentive of tax exemption. We invite generous member from the public or organizations to come forward to help.’
To formalize the collaboration with YBK, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Hendric Lim and Dato Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Haji Sakom, witness by Encik Zulhairy Bin Jalaluddin, Datin Hartini from YBK, Dr Tiew Chew Ming, Mr Wong Pau San, Mr Pay Wee Hing from PKKII and Mr Sean Chen of King’s Park.
PKKII is PKKII is a non-profit organization that shelters brain-injured children. The home located in Happy Garden, Kuchai Lama relies on public funds for daily operations, catering to over 70 youths and kids currently residing at PKKII since a tender age. The home’s monthly expenses exceed RM40,000 and conducts fundraising such as charity sales and charity dinner to keep the home in operation. Dr Tiew Chew Ming said, ‘We express our heartfelt gratitude to King’s Park for their generous land donation to PKKII. With the upcoming building, we aim to provide not only a home for more children, but prioritizing the establishment as a training and rehabilitation center.’
The occasion also took the opportunity to include King’s Park formalizing a Memorandum of Understanding with YBK, committing to sponsor 300 of their youth for an educational and skill development journey at King’s Park through the Cornell Academy program.
Speaking at the event, Mr Sean Chen, King’s Park Executive Vice President said, King’s Park is pleased to work with YBK to further develop their youth. He elaborated, ‘We firmly believe in the capacity to cultivate exceptionally talented individuals within the walls of our integrated entertainment hub. Our vision involves close collaborations with all stakeholders, nurturing talents and contributing to the creation of a highly skilled pool tailored for this dynamic industry. The paramount importance of possessing industry-relevant skills from the outset cannot be overstated, as it catalyses efficiency and productivity upon entry into the workforce. We aspire to play a pivotal role in the promising growth of this vibrant group of young individuals. We fervently hope for broader community involvement with this sponsorship initiative by engaging and supporting local development through enhanced educational and job prospects.’
Cornell Academy is a newly established institution that embodies a contemporary curriculum crafted to provide immersive experiential learning and active stakeholder engagement. All this is fostered within a nurturing, student-centered environment. Its education is certified by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Graduate School of Business, offering a myriad of professional development and skill enhancement courses in the field of Business Management, and Hospitality with many more other programs to come soon.
Dato Haji Zainal expressed his enthusiasm for the dual programs initiated by King’s Park in collaboration with YBK said, ‘YBK, with 34 years of establishment, stands as a distinguished non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating poverty. We are immensely grateful to partner with King’s Park on these projects, collaborating to raise funds and extend the support for tax exemption. We will be embarking on a series of fundraising projects and events and we welcome the public and organizations to join us on this journey in ensuring the realization of Brick with Love Building Donation’s development.’
He added, ‘In addition, our foundation nurture many children and youth in numerous programs with the aim to enhance their lives and provide them with education, nurturing them as future contributors to society. We are immensely pleased that King’s Park is sponsoring our youths and we are certain they will be looking forward to the experience and skill training in your integrated resort.’
For more information on Happy Nest Building Donation please contact Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan at 03-7875 0036, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan at www.braininjurychild.orgwww.braininjurychild.org or call 03-7982 4502, Cornell Academy, please visit www.cornellacademy.org or write to [email protected] and King’s Park at www.kings park.com.my or call +601162216168.