Sunday, June 16, 2024
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Drive-through donations for underprivileged students

Lyna Mohamad

The Ikhwanul Mahabbah Group of RPN Panchor Mengkubau held a donation drive at the residence of its member Shukrinah binti Haji Hanafiah, in Jalan Bukit Sinadur, to ease the burden of orphans at the Panchor Mengkubau National Housing Scheme ahead of the new schooling year.

Some 70 orphans, aged 14 and below from the housing area, received stationery, food and cash from Acting Penghulu of Mukim Mentiri and Village Head of Kampong Sungai Buloh Pengiran Haji Ismail bin Pengiran Haji Ibrahim.

Pengiran Hazlyn bin Pengiran Hashim, in his capacity as the leader of Ikhwanul Mahabbah, said the activity serves as the group’s annual year-end activity with the previous event conducted in collaboration with the RPN Panchor Mengkubau Village Council.

“In light of our country’s COVID-19 situation, we decided to distribute the donations through a drive-through system to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Pengiran Hazlyn said.

He added that the event garnered the interest of non-governmental organisations as well as the public, particularly residents of the housing area, to contribute to the charity drive.

Contributors purchased items and handed them over to the group to be packed for distribution, while cash donations were collected from the public.

“Insya Allah, the group will continue carrying out charity and community work to aid the government in taking care of the less fortunate,” Pengiran Hazlyn added.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show recipients during the drive-through donation by Ikhwanul Mahabbah. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD