The Group distributed a total of 360 packs of food in May 2020 to frontline personnel as a sign of our appreciation to them and their role in “fighting” the COVID-19 pandemic. Food was also given to personnel at the Kota Kinabalu City Hall, Queen Elizabeth 1 Hospital, Kota Kinabalu Immigration Department, Customs, Civil Defence, local police stations as well as various charities. Those in senior citizen homes, orphanages and organisations nursing people with disabilities were also not forgotten.
In addition, we contributed RM50,000 for the Osimal Foundation in Sabah to purchase personal protective equipment for hospitals in Sabah.
We also donated 250 cartons of gloves to the Sungai Buloh Hospital and 200 cartons of gloves to University Malaya Medical Centre, as part of another programme organised by a reputable local bank.
The Anasuria team came together in aid of the Mission Christmas Cash for Kids 2019 Appeal during the Christmas period in December 2019. This charity aims to make Christmas day different for local children living in poverty, providing gifts to the less fortunate within the community. Their generosity led to a fantastic number of presents and monetary contributions being donated in support of this great cause.
In March 2019, a Beach Cleaning Programme was held in collaboration with the Department of Occupational Safety and Health Sabah (DOSH Sabah) and Kota Kinabalu City Hall. Litter along a 2km stretch of Likas Bay in Kota Kinabalu was cleared with the help of approximately 150 volunteers, mostly comprising students from various Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes in Sabah.
The programme also included a health and safety awareness talk by DOSH Sabah on heat stroke. We were encouraged by the active participation of students and believe that their awareness and appreciation for health, safety and the environment was enhanced by the programme.
In early 2018, we initiated the Hibiscus Hope Scholarship for deserving students of British nationality to pursue fully funded postgraduate petroleum engineering degrees at a reputable British university with a campus located in Malaysia. This scholarship recognises that it was from the acquisition of our Anasuria asset, offshore United Kingdom that we commenced building a sustainable business in our Company and it affords the successful scholar an opportunity to experience the unique cultural setting of Malaysia whilst also working for a master’s level qualification.
The first recipient of the Hibiscus Hope Scholarship was Amir Ali, a BEng (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering (Distinction) graduate from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He also holds a Higher Education Certificate (HEC) in Mechanical & Petroleum Engineering (Distinction) from the University of Salford and a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Accounting (Distinction) from City of Glasgow College.