Sharing the Raya Joy

By Rosli Mansor

Izzanty Motar, 20, a long-time resident of Darussalam Orphanage had only one wish for this year’s hari raya – to be reunited with her family.

Originating from Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Izzanty, wants to be an ustazah (religious teacher) one day. She has been staying at the orphanage for almost nine years since her parents separated.

“I hope to meet my family again,” she told Ipoh Echo during a hari raya gathering organised by Team Keris Berhad as part of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme. The event was held at the orphanage in Tambun, Ipoh on Monday, June 3.

Some 27 orphans were entertained to lunch. Besides food and drinks, they each received a food hamper and the much-anticipated duit raya.

Director of Team Keris Berhad, Annuar Abu Hassan, said that the programme was their way of sharing the Hari Raya joy with the less fortunate. It was also motivated by the company’s fiscal performance last year.

“Hopefully, our effort will encourage other real estate companies to do the same for the needy.”

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