Some 50 volunteers from Pertubuhan Wanita Prihatin Perak (PWPP) helped organised a charity event named, “Karnival Kami Prihatin” (We Care Carnival) on Sunday, March 27 at the Chenderong multi-purpose hall, Batu Gajah.
Executive Councillor for Tourism, Art, Culture, Communication and Multimedia, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said that the efforts by PWPP had managed to bridge the gap between races in Chenderong.
“I hope the community will continue to support the society, as it’s for a good cause. They don’t require much money but the initiatives taken by the society help to bring joy to those in need,” she told Ipoh Echo after launching the carnival.
“The initiatives are designed at encouraging the public, regardless of race, to contribute for the benefit of the poor and the needy,” she added.
The day-long carnival saw the participation of Hospital Ar Ridzuan, SOLS 24/7 (an award-winning humanitarian organisation), Universiti Teknologi Mara, Haaza Culinary Academy and the state welfare department. Their personnel operated from booths.
The booth that was the focus of visitors was the “drop-your-donations-here” booth. It collected material donations from well-wishers and those in need were free to take them. Among the goods given were food, clothes, children’s clothing and household items.
The Chairman of PWPP, Datin Normah Hanum Dato’ Ibrahim said that the event would be held on a monthly basis at varying locations within Perak.
“For our coming events we’ll concentrate on districts with high poverty rate. However, if support from individuals and corporations is good, I plan on bringing this social service outside of Perak,” said Datin Normah.