| Siti Hajar |
A TOTAL of $10,600 in Zakat funds were distributed among several families yesterday, following a fire that ravaged four homes and left another three slightly damaged within the Kampong Setia ‘B’ area late last month.
In a ceremony that took place at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, 10 heads of families representing 53 members received $200 on behalf of each individual.
The contribution was handed over by Acting Secretary of the Islamic Religious Council, Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Akop. Also in attendance during the ceremony were senior government officials and grassroots leaders.
To provide the younger members of the families with adequate means to supplement their studies, 13 children, of which eight are enrolled in primary schools and five in secondary schools, received stationery, books and bags.
The Zakat contribution is meant to alleviate the burdens of the affected families.