Canadians join Naim for Borneo Blitz Build

KUCHING: Volunteers from Naim Holdings Bhd have joined forces with a group of volunteers from Canada in a quest to complete 14 houses for the deserving under Habitat for Humanity Malaysia’s Borneo Blitz Build (BBB) 2014

In an attempt to expedite building works, Naim staff would volunteer for weekday and weekend builds, working with Habitat’s volunteers, including those from its International Global Village, comprising volunteers from different parts of the globe.

Habitat Kuching vice-president Chiew Chung Yee said Habitat aimed to complete the houses before Christmas.

“We hope that this can be a Christmas gift to the families. To achieve this, we need all the help we can get. Currently, the houses are in various stages of completion, ranging from 60 per cent to over 90 per cent. We are thankful to organisations such as Naim, which have stepped up their participation in a bid to complete the works,” Chiew said.

Naim Corporate Communications head Caroline Yeo explained that Naim’s first leg of weekday build began on Tuesday and ends today (Oct 17), with more building slots scheduled.

“As the largest sponsor of the BBB 2014, Naim endeavours to do what we can to complete these houses. We are happy that our staff share our commitment towards this cause – in fact, the response towards the weekday and weekend builds has been very good. We are also very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the Canadian team this round,” Yeo said.

Tammy Carter, a respiratory therapist by profession and leader of the Canadian team, said her team members, comprising those in the medical, legal, finance and security professions as well as retirees, shared a love for travel to other countries while assisting the communities there for a good cause.

“In addition to helping out in our home country, we also want to expand our assistance to communities in other countries as well. We love to interact with the communities, and learn about different cultures and way of life. It is indeed time well spent,” she said.

Carter commended the Naim team for participating actively in the building works.

“It is heartening to note the level of voluntarism among Naim staff, to see that even the weekday builds received such a good response. This spirit of voluntarism is something which we need to promote constantly,” she added.

SOURCE: Borneo Post Online (17 October 2014)