When Selangor was hit by floods on Dec 18 and 19, last year, Koperasi Profesional Putrajaya Berhad (Koprojaya), a cooperative consisting of civil servants from various ministries, agencies and government bodies, rushed to gather relief items for flood victims.
Koprojaya President Arif Adenan shared: “We immediately started gathering resources and calling up our partners and collaborators to join in with our efforts.
“We received aid from Mayora Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Mayora), manufacturer of Kopiko and Choki Choki brands, as well as from Nadi Bumi Sdn Bhd CEO and former national badminton men’s doubles shuttler Datuk Jack Koh.
“We were able to gather and organise relief items consisting of food, drinks, clothes, toiletries, and cleaning supplies for the flood victims.
“Initially, we had problems gathering some supplies from the warehouse located in Shah Alam. While the warehouse itself was not affected by the floods, the route was not accessible due to the flooding.”
Fortunately, by Dec 20, Koprojaya managed to gather and distribute the flood relief items to the victims in several areas, including Sungai Buloh, Jelebu and Dengkil. At Sungai Buloh, Koprojaya provided relief items to Kasih Harmoni Paya Jaras Orphanage, which houses about 300 orphans, and to the residents of Paya Jeras Hilir.
“The orphanage also houses a six-month-old baby, so we also provided the necessary supplies such as diapers and formula milk.
“At Paya Jeras Hilir, we gave our contributions through the Imam of the mosque in the locality as he is the representative of the people there. We also provided aid and relief items for Koprojaya members who were affected in Dengkil.”
Koprojaya also joined the Gotong Royong Perdana Keluarga Jelebu programme organised by Deputy Federal Territories Minister and Jelebu MP Datuk Jalaluddin Alias on Dec 25, 2021, in efforts to clean the houses and public infrastructure affected by the floods.
Volunteers from government agencies, NGOs, and others joined the programme, including a team from the Ministry of Health (MoH) led by its Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and a team from Kelab Aman Putra from Putrajaya. Apart from distributing relief items, the Koprojaya team also helped with the cleaning process.
“As there was a problem with the water supply for cleaning purposes, Koprojaya also provided a water pump to supply water from the nearby river,” shared Arif.
Koprojaya has been actively involved in charity work, donating its Zakat contribution to orphanages annually.
“Last year, Koprojaya’s Zakat contribution worth RM92,000 was donated to five orphanages located in Selangor and Kelantan.”
Koprojaya’s involvement in the flood relief efforts is part of the CSR initiatives of Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia of the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperative.