Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG) is a Foundation incorporated for the purposes of receiving donations, subscriptions or otherwise, and to administer such funds for education, public welfare, research, health, medical and other charitable purposes for the benefit of needy Malaysians, irrespective of colour, race or creed.
PENYAYANG aspires to bring cheer and joy to the less fortunate and disadvantaged Malaysians. This will only be possible with support and assistance from well-wishers and all other caring Malaysians.
A graphic representation of two individuals, the logo encapsulates the idea of support. The red icon symbolises the party in need, while the blue icon represents the helping hand. Red, usually associated with danger, trouble or disaster, portrays one in need.
The positive feature is the big smile on the faces, as help is already at hand, literally. Blue, representing calmness, serenity, feelings of well-being, portrays the provider of help and support. The smile symbolises the cheerfulness and positive attitude of the support provider. Both icons have broad smiles - the smile of the recipient of appropriate assistance and the smile of the caring and empathising donor. Underscoring the graphics is the word, “PENYAYANG” which means caring.
Among many of PENYAYANG’s caring objectives are the following:
PENYAYANG’S founder is the late YABhg Tun Endon Mahmood, wife of the fifth Prime Minister of Malaysia, YABhg Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
YABhg Tun Endon was passionate about community work and the arts. She championed the Malaysia Batik: Crafted for the World Movement, which was conceived as a long-term vehicle in championing the Batik industry in Malaysia.
Being stricken by breast cancer herself, Tun Endon emphatised thoroughly with those inflicted with cancer. She set up Penyayang Pesakit Kanser to provide support for cancer patients and their families.
Since her demise on 20th October 2005, her daughter Pn. Nori Abdullah has been the Chairman of PENYAYANG.
PENYAYANG continues the legacy of YABhg Tun Endon Mahmood through its many activities and programmes.
YBHG. PUAN NORI ABDULLAH
YBHG. TAN SRI ABD. RAHIM MOHAMAD
YBHG. TAN SRI FRANCIS LAU