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107 pupils received school supplies donated by UMP Alumni and NGOs

A total of 107 pupils around Kuantan excitedly choose their school clothes and supplies at the Pusat Pakaian Hari-Hari in Kuantan for the upcoming school session.

The 'Back to School 2019' Pilgrimage Program was held on December 22, 2019, and is an annual program jointly organized by the UMP Graduate Alumni Association (UMP Alumni), the Malaysian Ikram Foundation (State of Pahang), I-Bantu Pahang, Ikram Muda Pahang, Hidayah Centre Foundation Pahang, Gema Pahang and the Alumni Relations Unit of Student Affairs and Alumni Department (JHEPA).

The program aims to help the asnaf zakat, poor and Muslim converts (Mualaf) prepare for the 2020 school session.

According to the UMP Alumni Association Vice-President and Program Director, Ts. Mohd Najib Razali, the beneficiary, consisted of children aged 7 to 17 from families around Kuantan.

“The contribution raised was RM 20, 472.00 from the public and outside sponsors.

“These children are allowed to choose school clothes, shoes, school bags, and others.”

"Besides, the program was also assisted and supported by 60 volunteers including UMP Alumni and staff, Pahang IKRAM Foundation, and Hidayah Centre," he said.

Also present was Deputy Chairman of Ikram Kuantan, Dr. Hajar Fauzan Ahmad, Secretary of Gema Pahang, Asward Abdul Hafiz Abdul Aziz, Hidayah Centre Foundation Pahang Executive, Wan Mohd Fadhil Wan Johar and Ikram Pahang Foundation Committee Member, Fazros Md Arif.

We would like to thank the contributors, especially from MNR Multitech Sdn. Bhd., UMP Holdings Sdn. Bhd., ExFoam Insulation Sdn. Bhd., The Ikram Foundation, Ikram Muda and the Hidayah Centre Foundation.

In addition to this program, 30 families selected from the poor and asnaf zakat group received the Ikram Foundation's Fidyah Fund in the form of basic food packs and daily necessities in form of rice, cooking oil, sugar, flour, and beverages.

Translation by: Aminatul Nor Mohamed Said, Faculty Of Computing