Skyjack has completed its first 30 For 30 Partners project in Asia, assisting the Muhammadiyah Welfare Home in Singapore with its celebration May 30. The 30 For 30 Partners campaign is part of Skyjack’s 30th anniversary celebration, involving the support of 30 worthwhile causes during 2015.
At the MWH event, friends and supporters of the welfare home gathered for a day of performances, food and entertainment to celebrate Singapore’s 50th anniversary. Skyjack, working with its Singaporean dealer JPN Trading, supplied an SJIII 4632 electric scissor lift to help with preparations from positioning lighting and signage to assisting with general cleaning and preparation at the facility. Skyjack also donated S$2,800 (about U.S. $2,100) to Rubiah Abdul Latip, manager of the corporate communications and resource unit at MWH.
MWH is a humanitarian, nonprofit organization whose mission is to guide, nurture, and empower young men whose lives have been disrupted through bereavement or abuse, or who can no longer operate in the normal Singaporean school system. MWH aims to educate and train young men to become responsible members of the community with positive moral values. Its programs include comprehensive rehabilitation and counseling services. For the past 26 years, MWH has housed more than 900 children between the ages 10 and 18, helping them re-integrate into the school system.
“All children deserve the opportunity to realize their full potential and become useful and responsible Singaporean citizens,” said Latip. “Thanks to Skyjack’s 30 For 30 Partners project, we’ve been able to smarten our home for the event in a fast and efficient way.”
Simon Cracknell, Skyjack’s business development director for Asia, presented the check.
“Asia is a growing market for Skyjack and Singapore in particular is somewhere that’s developing well as a business center for us,” Cracknell said. “So we’re delighted that our first 30 For 30 Partners project in Asia is in Singapore and even more pleased to support the Muhammadiyah Welfare Home, who do such great work in offering guidance and support to vulnerable young men.”
Skyjack, a division of Linamar Corp., is headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.