Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Pertubuhan Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (RACTAR) has received a RM10,000 cash donation and a garden makeover project from TPC Kuala Lumpur (TPCKL).
The RM10,000 fund was raised by TPCKL’s Food and Beverage team during the club’s popular Ramadan Buffet promotion. Meanwhile, the garden makeover project was initiated by TPCKL’s Landscape and Nursery team.
Called the Urban Garden Project, the children at RACTAR learned basic gardening skills and ways to prepare organic pesticide as well as planting Yard-long Beans, Hot Chilies, Ginger, Eggplant and Turmeric.
“In addition to exposing the children to gardening basics, the Urban Garden Project also aims to add value to RACTAR by encouraging the children to grow their own food to save cost and be healthier,” said Steven Thielke, Chief Executive Officer of TPC Kuala Lumpur, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“This is part of TPC Kuala Lumpur’s effort in promoting an eco-friendly community through sustainable practices among the children.
“We hope to gradually instil a caring sense for our mother nature through various sustainable projects in a fun and enjoyable way,” added Thielke.
As the first and only fully certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programme (ACSP) for golf in Malaysia, TPCKL is committed to advocate eco-friendly practices beyond its premises.
The ACSP is an award-winning education and international certification programme that helps golf courses protect and preserve the environment.
The ACSP has six categories – Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Reduction in Use of Chemicals and Safety, Water Conservation, Water Quality Management and Outreach Education.
Designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary has been awarded to TPCKL upon meeting environmental management standards in the six listed areas.