Melaka, Malaysia, 5th January 2016 - The first volunteering activity for Philea Resort and Spa, Melaka in 2016 was a spring cleaning campaign for one of the non-governmental organization (NGO) Wings Melaka, which provides learning opportunity for special children and young adults aged from three to 23 years old with autism, Down syndrome and slow learner.
|All the staff and teachers from Wings Melaka gathered in front of Wings Melaka for a group photo after the completion of the spring cleaning|
A total of 30 energetic and enthusiastic volunteers from the resort across 12 different departments volunteered, with 80 percent of them being first-time volunteers. The team members came together contributed their time to make the double storey building clean and fresh before the children and young adults return from school breaks on 7th January 2016.
The initiative was planned by the resort for the second consecutive year which benefited 48 children and young adults and helped Wings Melaka to cut down the expenses from engaging a third party cleaning agency. The campaign took about six hours for ceiling-to-floor cleaning which including 15 units of air-conditioners, 20 units of ceiling fans, 20 toilets, windows, furniture, classrooms, teacher’s offices, kitchen and its compound.
“Apart from taking the best care of our guests, it has been our resort’s culture to give back and contribute something meaningful to our communities. Our teams always passionate about the community service by contributing their time away from works to help the underprivileged groups for a good cause. It does not matter how small the campaign is, as long as the aim is for the betterment of the communities,” commented by Connie Chin, the resort’s Executive Assistant Manager.
Connie Chin, the Executive Assistant Manager, is wiping the ceiling fan blades for a fresh look.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation for the spring cleaning project offer by Philea Resort. Also we are grateful for the kind thought and initiative to adopt Wings Melaka as the sole beneficiary for the ‘Christmas Wish Tree’ CSR campaign to our children and young adults throughout the month of December 2015 and Christmas party on 22 December 2015 to present the gifts. They continued their efforts with the spring cleaning campaign on 4 January 2016 for the second consecutive year. The well equipped team and their commitment also helped to reduce our financial burden,” said Chan Saw Si, the Manager of Wings Melaka.
|One of the Maintenance associates, Muhamad Azrie, is washing away the dust accumulated on the air-conditioner filers.|
Wings Melaka is a non-profit organization providing a range of programs designed to help people, especially children with special needs. While the initial focus of Wings Melaka programs were on younger children, over the years, Wings Melaka expanded its programs to also include teenagers and young adults.