As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment, boutique property developer Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) continues to introduce initiatives that offer support and create opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Its group managing director Teh Lip Kim said that these initiatives are aimed at helping such people acquire skills that will prepare them for a life on their own.
“Apart from offering them a channel for employment, the CSR projects undertaken by SDB also enable them to learn and improve their work and social skills,” said Teh.
“The ultimate objective is for these individuals to acquire sufficient living skills that will enable them to be economically independent and self-reliant so that they gain the dignity and self-confidence to lead more fulfilling lives.”
Its latest CSR project is called ‘One-Two-Boost’, a collaboration with TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine) practitioners who had graduated from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine to create special prescribed herbal drinks and soup packs to boost one’s overall immunity and well-being.
“The main intention was to launch a series of wellness drinks and soups, all single-handedly prepared and packed by young adults with disabilities under proper supervision prior to the current Movement Control Order (MCO),” said Teh.
New product series would be introduced from time to time for overall wellness and well-being, and caters for different needs of the body.
Currently, the Immune-Booster series feature soups, tea and drink packs to boost one’s overall immunity, while the Nourishing Series consist of warm and cold Ba Zhen soup, which increase energy and blood circulation. To increase the body’s metabolic rate, the Fat Loss tea is suitable to be consumed daily, along with a proper diet and exercise regime, to be effective.
“SDB is committed to creating greater awareness and informing the public on the serious employment issues faced by people with learning disabilities, especially when they reach adulthood,” said Teh.
“Through our projects, it is the hope that there will soon be sufficient public support and encouragement to help such individuals cope with their issues, especially on their need for independence, as well as enable them to become visible and gain self-importance in society.”
To know more about the ‘One-Two-Boost’ initiative, please visit the website here.