By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photo by: Marina Ismail
SERDANG, June 18 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in collaboration with Pertubuhan Projek Kasih (PPK) initiated a Buku Raya Project @ Putra Bakti 2016 to promote the spirit of volunteerism among social media users.
Head of the project, Musliyana Mansor, said this unique programme enabled members of the public to donate their baju raya to single mothers, the elderly, orphans and the needy in all over Malaysia while volunteers could spend their energy and wishful time in making the programme a success.
Among the activities carried out were collecting old or new baju Raya, separating the clothes by volunteers and sending them to identified orphans, single mothers, senior citizens and the needy .
According to KDP founder, Aida Suraya Daud this welfare programme which started in 2010 took off the ground from the social networking site – Twitter – in Malaysia. More than 600 volunteers had attended the event over the past six years
According to KDP founder, Aida Suraya Daud this welfare programme which started in 2010 took off the ground from the social networking site – Twitter – in Malaysia. More than 600 volunteers had attended the event over the past six years.
“This time around, a total of 5,000 pairs of used and new clothes had succeeded to be collected from the public. We chose UPM as the project location due to easy accessibility as it is easier for donors to send their clothes here besides UPM having a conducive facility for the purpose,” he said.
UPM Putra Bakti volunteer, Farahyusrina Shahar, 32, said the program would inspire him to continue carrying out voluntary activities in the future.
“I was told about this project by my office colleague and this is the first time that I have experienced being involved in such a programme. The response from the public is overwhelming,” she said.
Her colleague, Naszroul Haqimee Rahmat, 31, said he was satisfied with the programme as he was able to assist those in need.
“This is just one of those little things I could do to help them by distributing baju Raya to welfare bodies which have been identified by the organizer,” he said. – UPM.
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