Orphans, single mothers receive aid

Lyna Mohamad

Orphans and single mothers yesterday received donations from members of the Mosque Takmir Committee, Muslimah and Youth of Kampong Sungai Besar Mosque in a drive-thru format in accordance with the social distancing measures set by the authorities amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, accompanied by spouse Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Hasbi, attended the event as the guest of honour.

Seven orphans and nine single mothers from Kampong Sungai Besar received the contribution, which included money and other basic necessities.

Yesterday’s event was aimed at alleviating the burden of orphans and single mothers during Ramadhan while fostering closer ties among Muslims in the community.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman presents a donation during an initiative organised by members of the Mosque Takmir Committee, Muslimah and youth of Kampong Sungai Besar Mosque. Seven orphans and nine single mothers from Kampong Sungai Besar received cash donations and food items.
ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and spouse Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Hasbi at the event; and the minister presents a donation to a recipient. PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI