Community Activities


Albums are chapters and they are part of a story. International SOS Malaysia and its joint venture, Perkhidmatan Antarabangsa SOS closed the chapter for last financial year with an album that was close to its heart, demonstrating the core values embedded in its corporate DNA and that of the Group – Passion, Expertise, Respect and Care.

On the early morning of 28 June 2014, while most were still cuddled up in the comfort of their bed, 18 office staff and four volunteers got onto a chartered bus heading towards Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB), a town located one-and-a-half-hour away from the city of Kuala Lumpur.

The bus could not get into Kampung BulohTelur, a small village in the inner part of KKB as the bridge that linked the village to the main road was only wide enough for cars and small vehicles to cross over. Staff and volunteers carried medical kits, hygiene and stationery packs, and AV equipment as they progressed on foot towards the village to provide medical check and hygiene care education to the 32 Orang Asli (aborigines) families.

International SOS Malaysia together with Perkhidmatan Antarabangsa SOS provided blood glucose check, BMI check, eye check, blood pressure check and consultation to 40 adults from 16 families. Dr. Seetha Devi and Dr. Christina Louis provided consultation and relevant advice to each of those that underwent the checks.

Local medic, Ruddy Avon, conducted a hygiene care awareness talk for 25 children, some of whom were as young as four years old. The children enjoyed the talk as the speaker was engaging and the session, highly interactive. At the end of the talk, each child received a stationery pack.

Each of the 32 families also received a hygiene care pack, which contained bath towels, toothpastes and toothbrushes, body soaps and hair shampoos, as well as head lice solutions.

The one-day programme was International SOS Malaysia and Perkhidmatan Antarabangsa SOS’ first in-kind effort to make basic health check and hygiene care available to underprivileged community, in line with its Duty of Care and responsibility to drive health improvement among local community. As Henry Ford (1863-1947) said, “The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life.”