“Thank You, UMP”
“Thank you, UMP”, was the remark from one of the recipients for “Back to School’ Programme.
He is amongst 101 recipients for the programme that were celebrated in the event held on 18 December 2019, in UMP Gambang Campus.
Mr. Kaharuddin Abdul Karim, who work as a driver with UMP said, no words could ever describe the happiness felt upon receiving the donation. This father of four kids thanked UMP and Etiqa for organizing such programme.
“I’m touched with the generosity showed by UMP in helping the less fortunate to ease the burden of having to buy school uniforms and supplies for the school session starting soon. With the increase in goods price, it’s hard for us to cope,” he added.
He hoped that such programme could continue in the future and that more low-income people could benefit from the programme.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Rosli Hainin, give the donation to 101 recipients in the event that took place at Block W, UMP Gambang Campus.
Also in attendance of the event were, Pro-Registrar, Abd. Rahman Haji Safie and KESUMP President, Abd. Latip Haji Deris.
In his speech, Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Rosli Hainin said, ‘Back to School 2019' Programme was an initiative of UMP Foundation in collaboration with the Registry Department and Etiqa Family Takaful Berhad to support UMP's responsibility in taking care of the staff’s welfare especially those in need.
“In addition, it is a good move since it can help to ease the burden of staff especially during the school session by donating school supplies to children in need. This initiative is one of the university's efforts to aid UMP staff by establishing a Staff Welfare Fund under the UMP Foundation,” he added.
"The involvement of various parties to contribute through the UMP Foundation fund is able to preserve and sustain the sadaqah jariyah ecosystem, especially for the benefit of UMP residents and the community in general," he elaborates further.
The 'Back To School' programme has also been implemented around Pekan and Gambang to help 200 asnaf children.
Translation by: Nadira Hana Ab Hamid, Faculty Of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology