In conjunction of Chinese New Year celebration, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has invited the children from Rumah Charis Home for a charity lunch recently. Rumah Charis is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1988 by Mr. Teo How Ken as a home to serve the old and the aged. Since its inception, they have expanded to include the children and the youth. The home is a sanctuary for orphans and children from the ages of 4 to 17. While the home is not an orphanage, it is a refuge for children who fall under one of these five categories: victims of domestic abuse, criminal parents, drug addict parents, children of single parents afflicted by poverty, and children of single parents with mental illnesses. Due to this, the parents are often unable or lack the knowledge to properly care for these children.
The home aims to provide more than just a shelter for these children; it hopes to help them continue their education, provide counselling and encouragement for those who are emotionally hurt, reconcile the children with their parents, and ultimately to cultivate good values in the children so that they will be good citizens and leaders for the nation.
In line with the hotel’s efforts to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger, Sunway Putra Hotel are working closely with Rumah Charis to create a meaningful and memorable festive season for the wonderful kids from the children’s home. This hosted luncheon is part of the hotel’s initiatives to help achieve for a sustainable society, environment, and economy.
Sunway Putra Hotel continues to align its business, operating strategies and corporate culture with sustainable practices and solutions in line with the SDG agenda. We are fully committed and have adopted SDG2 that focuses on Zero Hunger and SDG12 on Responsible Consumption and Production; fostering a better future for the communities in which Sunway builds, serves and lives.