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Alumni Relations Centre UPM Celebrates Rukaiyah Orphanage
KAJANG – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the care between human continues for the sake of holistic well-being.
This is what Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) carrying out and executed through Alumni Relations Centre led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Prof. Dr. Arifin Abdu.
Alumni Relations Centre has contributed food, clothes, school supplies as well as items for Aidilfitri preparation to the orphanage and the poor at Pusat Jagaan Anak-Anak Yatim/Miskin Rukaiyah, Sungai Merab Luar Kajang in Friday.
Prof. Dr. Arifin stated that the donations were obtained from personal donations, companies and also donation drive organised by Alumni Relations Centre among UPM staff and alumni.
“This year, Musaadah Ramadan program includes two activities namely Tautah Mahabbah which focuses on welfare centres and Maawaddah Ramadan targeted for UPM students in need,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Director of Alumni Relations Centre, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arba’ie Sujud said, Tautan Mahabbah which is held annually is usually celebrated at UPM by inviting orphans and the poor.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tautan Mahabbah continues in a way that Alumni Relations Centre identified the orphanage and the poor centre to distribute contributions to prevent mass gathering,” he said.
He also stated that the contribution given is based on the centre’s requirement to carry out their operation and the children’s need to feel the joy of celebrating Ramadan and Aidilfitri. This is also part of the activities under UPM Prihatin by sharing responsibility to ensure the orphans and the poor’s fate secured.
The management of Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim dan Miskin Rukaiyah, represented by the Chairperson, Dr. Abdul Rahman Kurais said that they represented the children thanked for the given contributions. At least they are able to feel the excitement of Ramadan and forthcoming Aidilfitri.
Dr. Abdul Rahman also said that contributions and donations from external parties are highly encouraged to ensure the centre’s operation continues and children’s fate is protected.
Rukaiyah Orphanage is inhabited with 11 boys and 22 girls with 12 caretakers. The children is ranging from 10 to 17 years old, and they came from the underprivileged families.
Date of Input: 04/05/2021 | Updated: 25/08/2021 | alif.isnain
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