AirAsia Allstars celebrate Deepavali with underprivileged children

AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail presented the mock cheque to Pertubuhan Kebajikan Waja Home witnessed by AirAsia Group President (Airlines) Bo Lingam at the Allstars Deepavali celebrations – Photo: Supplied
By Jasbir Kaur | MALAYSIA |

Air Asia staff threw open their doors at their global headquarters for a pre-Deepavali celebration for underprivileged children from home in Klang, Selangor.

The children from Waja Home were personally welcomed by AirAsia Group President (Airlines) Bo Lingam, AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail and AirAsia Malaysia CEO Road Asmat.

They were given a tour of RedQ, as the office is called, followed by banana leaf lunch party which featured some Allstars in dance performance.

With an aim to inspire young minds, some inspirational Allstars shared their trials and tribulations at achieving their goals at AirAsia.

Here, AirAsia Senior First Officer Kugan Tangiisuran captivated the boys and girls with how he started in despatch before passing the cadet pilot exam and eventually achieving his childhood dream of becoming a pilot.

Benyamin Ismail said: “We hope that by visiting our office and listening to some of our inspiring staff stories, they too will be inspired to follow their dreams as our Allstars have done.”

At the event on Wednesday (23 Oct), AirAsia also pledged RM10,000 to the home to support their operations and charitable work.

Founded in January 2008, Waja Home is a charitable organisation and home to 30 underprivileged children from families at risk, who are orphaned or slow learners, aged 3-17 years.



(Asia Samachar, 30 Oct 2018)


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