Some 4000 volunteers from the National Welfare Foundation (NWF) have been dispatched to all parts of the country to seek out those requiring assistance.
Board of Trustees Chairperson, Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said that the foundation is ready to help the needy be it in education, welfare or health.
“NWF functions as the support for other agencies under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. These agencies have a workable monitoring system, nevertheless there are bound to be those whom we missed.
“Therefore, these volunteers will be our eyes and ears in identifying cases which need immediate attention in districts, villages and remote areas,” she explained.
Shahrizat told reporters this after presenting hampers and gifts to 20 recipients courtesy of the “Selami Kasih 2018” programme at Taman Chandan Desa, Simpang Pulai on Sunday, March 18.
She insisted that the foundation-sponsored programme is not done to placate rural voters in view of the upcoming GE14. It is an ongoing programme that has been around for 35 years following the establishment of NWF. Its primary objective is to reduce the burden of the populace.
“We want to make sure that the welfare of the underprivileged is taken care of at all times,” she added.