By Rosli Mansor
“We’d reuse whatever that was left in 2019 for this year,” said Siti Hajar Mat Said, 16, from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Yatim Darussalam, an orphanage based in Kampung Melayu Sungai Rapat.
Siti Hajar, a form four student from Sekolah Menengah Rapat Setia, thanked Mimbar Nusantara Holding Sdn Bhd, Mydin Mall Meru Raya and Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club for the assistance rendered.
“We’d manage with whatever we had until some kind people give us a helping hand,” she said. Siti represented some 50 less fortunate kids who gathered for a special occasion at Mydin Mall Meru Raya on Saturday, December 28.
According to Nazrin Chong Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of Mimbar Nusantara Sdn Bhd, a sum of RM150 had been allocated to each child. They each received a pair of uniforms, three pairs of socks and shoes. School bags were sponsored by Mydin Mall Meru Raya.
“We’ve been doing this for over ten years under our Corporate Social Responsibility programme. During this back-to-school session, we extend a helping hand to the mentioned orphanage and provide the orphans with necessities. Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club president, Rosli Mansor, told us about the kids’ problems and that’s what prompted us to help out,” he added.
Mimbar Nusantara Sdn Bhd is a property development and management company with ongoing housing projects around Kampar, Batu Gajah, Gopeng and other parts in the state.
According to Rosli Mansor, the orphanage had sought assistance from many individuals and organisations. The response was mixed.
“I wish to express my gratitude to Mimbar Nusantara and Mydin Mall Meru Raya for their assistance. Hopefully, others would emulate their efforts,” said Rosli.