AFTER venturing to some flooded areas in Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu and Selangor to hand over donations in the form of food and clothing to flood victims, Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) returned to Kelantan, this time to Kuala Krai, to provide assistance to approximately 2,000 students at other schools there.
The students are currently at SK Sungai Sam, SK Kuala Geris, SK Seri Mahligai, SK Sultan Yahya Petra (2), SK Biak, SK Sultan Yahya Petra 1 and SK Kuala Krai.
The YBK Flood Relief Team, with 35 members and 15 4x4s, headed by YBK chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom, presented the donation of school bags, stationery and food and beverages to the students. A generator set and water pumps were also donated to assist in efforts to clean up the schools.
Zainal Abidin said with everyone being busy restoring their basic needs, life must continue, especially in matters involving education.
“YBK, as an organisation that provides a variety of educational opportunities to those who are less fortunate, feel compelled to help the government ensure that these students can start school in the best possible environment,” he added.
The flood relief team spent a whole day distributing the donated items and returned to Kuala Lumpur the next day to plan the assistance to be given at other locations as well.
YBK, which is celebrating its silver jubilee this year, is an NGO that has been working tirelessly in the eradication of poverty to enable those who are less fortunate have the same opportunities in life.