The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of health care in hospitals. One of the impacted areas is the paediatric healthcare, where the movement of the young patients in these wards are restricted due to social distancing rules.
As part of its social responsibility Astro Kasih would like to encourage the kids in the paediatric wards to continue learning via books or education activities.
Astro Kasih is pleased to hand over 60 customised mobile carts filled with fun and engaging learning tools and books to paediatric hospitals nationwide so that the children can continue to learn as they recuperate.
Each educational cart is furnished with stationery sets, games, children’s activity books, and storybooks partially contributed by Astro staff and sponsored by BookXcess and Faber Castell. IDC Global Holdings Sdn Bhd (Virochem), another sponsor and partner on the project, also donated Hot & Cold UV Light water dispensers to selected hospitals around the Klang Valley area.
Today, Tammy Toh representing Astro Kasih, presented the first educational cart to Puan Nur Yasmin Nan Rahimi, Head of Corporate Communication and Customer Services representing the management of Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
The rest of the carts will be delivered to the paediatric wards nationwide within the month.
"We would like to thank Astro for their generous donation towards the children in our paediatric wards. It has been a trying time for our patients, and being away from school is hard, so this gift will surely keep the kids more engaged and encourage them to get well sooner,” Rahimi said.
"This year Astro is 25 years young, and we would like to pay tribute to Malaysians and our customers who have supported us throughout our journey.
"Our customers are our partners in our journey to serve the community and we hope that our humble contribution of the educational carts will go a long way to spread joy to the kids as they recuperate in the wards during this extraordinary time” said Toh.
Astro’s “Astro Kasih Bersama Wad Pediatrik” programme also saw complimentary Kampus Astro learning systems installed in specialized paediatric and children oncology wards in hospitals across Malaysia.
Yayasan Astro Kasih is the corporate social responsibility foundation under Astro Malaysia. Its mission is to develop innovative and life-changing impact projects for the communities they serve to improve quality of life and socio-economic outcomes.