Fifty – eight individuals took part in a blood donation drive at the blood donation campaign organised by Progresif Sdn Bhd at its headquarters on Monday, in conjunction with ‘Make a Difference Day’.
The ‘Gift of Blood, Gift of Life’ campaign was in collaboration with the Blood Donation Centre of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital as well as Pusat Bahagia and The Impian Project.
The donation drive is in response to the nation’s need to replenish the blood reserves.
Progresif’s partners, staff and members of the public were among those who rolled up their sleeves.
As part of the ‘Make a Difference Day’, Progresif invited trainees from Pusat Bahagia to sell handicrafts, coffee and refreshments to attendees.
The collaboration aims to raise awareness highlighting different abilities as well as knowledge and skills in producing quality products.
The campaign also seeks to educate the public on supporting the economic empowerment of persons with different abilities (OKU) and their contributions to society.
“This pop-up event has given our trainees the opportunity to interact with the public, improve their customer service skills and showcase the different roles our trainees can play in economic activities. We hope that members of the public can continue to support Pusat Bahagia and its initiatives in strengthening the development of the OKU Ecosystem,” said Dayangku Dewi Kartika Putri binti Pengiran Shahminan from Pusat Bahagia. During the event, a member of the Impian Project, an aspiring painter, Muhammad Danish Aliuddin bin Muhammad Noorizan showcased his art pieces for purchase by the public.
There were multiple art pieces on show, with styles ranging from landscape painting to abstract and pop art.
Proceeds of the artwork will go directly to the artist.
Also on display during the event was The Impian Project thermos flasks where proceeds from the sale will be used to fund programmes under The Impian Project.
Handmade fridge magnets by students from the Sinar Ceria Programme pre-vocational Lambak Kiri Secondary School (SMLK) were also on sale.