CSR
VERITAS Fund for Excellence in Design Education (VFE)

The VERITAS Fund for Excellence in Design Education (VFE) was founded in 2004 to further our core values of constant innovation, a commitment to design excellence and social responsibility towards the built environment. It is our hope that the Fund would encourage more design students and teachers to excel in various design fields and eventually contribute towards nation-building as architects, designers and educators.

The Fund will be channelled to assist students and teachers in local institutions through scholarships, awards, research grants, study stipends, community projects, study trips, design competitions, student seminars, student publications, etc. that will promote a culture of excellence and generally enhance public awareness and recognition of design.

Funding
The VERITAS Design Group has committed to set aside each year a percentage of our annual profit towards the Fund which is supplemented by contributions from some of VERITAS’ Clients and business associates.

CSR 2017
VERITAS UNITY project
The UNITY project has been a unique CSR initiative undertaken by the VERITAS Fund for Excellence (VFE) in collaboration with the Shalini Ganendra Fine Art (SGFA) and also in conjunction with Malaysia’s 60th Merdeka anniversary in 2017. The project seeks to remind all Malaysians of the importance of our Rukunegara and to celebrate the unifying power of this national philosophy through the curation and exhibition of a collection of 5 special works of sculpture by students of design from Malaysia’s premier School of Architecture, Taylor’s University.

 

In summary, the objectives of The UNITY project were to;
  • a) Raise awareness of our Rukunegara and the importance of national unity,
  • b) Celebrate our 60th Merdeka, and
  • c) Showcase the creative works of Malaysian youth.
VFE has been conducting a series of workshops to curate students’ art works, leading to the Exhibition & Prize-Giving Ceremony held as part of the programme of the Gallery Weekend Kuala Lumpur (GW-KL) 2017.

 

Art works were based on the Rukunegara principles:
  • 1. Kepercayaan kepada Tuhan (Belief in God)
  • 2. Kesetiaan kepada Raja dan Negara (Loyalty to King and Country)
  • 3. Keluruhan Perlembagaan (Supremacy of the Constitution)
  • 4. Kedaulatan Undang-undang (The Rule of Law)
  • 5. Kesopanan dan Kesusilaan (Mutual Respect and Good Social Behaviour)
Representatives of each of the student teams walked the guests and attendees through the 5 sculptures displayed in the art works exhibition and shared their concepts and inspiration to represent each of the pillars of the Rukunegara. Based on this presentation, the Jury, formed by VFE, SGFA, TAYLOR’S and Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail (PAM President) deliberated and decided on the best idea and sculpture, granting the winner team with a cash cheque and internships with VERITAS.