Kuala Lumpur, 14 December 2016: Protasco Berhad, through its road maintenance company Roadcare (M) Sdn Bhd, has donated RM24,000 to 10 families in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, in partnership with the MyKasih Foundation. The contribution will provide each of the selected families with a monthly aid of RM200 for 12 months. “Through Protasco Maintenance Division, the group aims to help the families with their basic daily essentials and alleviate some of their hardship in facing rising living costs,” said Dato’ Sri Ir Chong Ket Pen, Protasco Executive Vice Chairman and Group Managing Director. “It is a humbling experience to be able to help families in need. Protasco will never give up doing its part to contribute to communities wherever we operate,” he added. Protasco has contributed in various ways to play its part as a responsible corporate citizen including purchasing school supplies amounting up to RM57,000 for 400 school children in Gua Musang, Kelantan, as well as building 6 new houses for families of the same area who’ve lost their homes due to the flood in 2015. More recently, in June 2016, Protasco through Roadcare, has worked together with the local assemblyman or ADUN of Sungai Besar to set up an emergency fund to help families in times of crisis by contributing RM100,000 to the fund. The partnership with MyKasih Foundation would be yet another way Protasco contributes to the community. Through MyKasih, Protasco will be able to assist a consistent amount to identified recipients in a more sustainable method, as the assistance will be deposited monthly, and on a timely manner. This way, the identified families will be able to have peace of mind knowing that they will have access to essential items at the end of each month, and hence will be able to focus on other important necessities such as education for the children. With the funds disbursed via their MyKads, recipients will be able to purchase what they need at partner retail outlets. MyKasih is a charity organisation that aims to help underprivileged Malaysians through food aid and education regardless of race, religion and descent. Since its inception in 2009, MyKasih Foundation has reached out to almost 230,000 low-income households in over 400 locations nationwide, out of which, 10,000 are primary and secondary student beneficiaries in 200 schools. To-date, more that RM 170 million worth of aid have been channeled to targeted beneficiaries using the MyKasih cashless payment system.