On 29th September 2012, BASS Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of BASS Software Ltd located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, paid a visit to a local old folk’s home, Persatuan Warga Emas, located in Klang.
This community project was organized and executed by some of BASS’ staff with an aim to lend a helping hand to the elderly. Some of the senior citizens in this Home have been abandoned at hospitals by their families after they fell sick, while others have memory loss and have nowhere else to turn.
Despite having about 30 occupants in the Home, the government’s contribution to the Home is insufficient for the caretaker, Mrs Nathan, to run and manage the Home. Contributions from volunteers and visitors enable Persatuan Warga Emas to meet most of their elderly residents’ day-to-day needs.
BASS’ staff was honoured to do their part in assisting the Home by carrying out a home-cleaning activity, renovation work and supplying food and cash contributions. In an effort to mingle and bring cheer to the residents, we included singing and dancing in our program for the day. Our efforts paid off when the seniors got up to dance with us and, those who couldn’t, laughed and clapped along. The smiles on the residents’ faces – priceless!
We thank you, Persatuan Warga Emas, for giving us an opportunity to spend the day with you. Mrs Nathan and her children are a shining example of human kindness and have done a wonderful job taking care of our abandoned elderly. We wish them all the best.