Festive cheer shared with 2,500 needy children

Ishak (right) and Shahruddin giving duit raya to the children at the event. — LOW BOON TAT/The Star

NON-profit organisation Insaf Malaysia celebrated Hari Raya by organising a festive open house for 2,500 children from low-income families.

The event was held at Stadium Mini Setiawangsa in Setiawangsa.

Insaf founder and president Ishak Abdul Kadir said the number of children included in this year’s event was an increase from last year’s 2,000 guests.

“We hope to organise this event annually and that the effort can be extended to include more children in the future,” said Ishak. 

Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Shahruddin Md Salleh, who officiated the event, expressed his appreciation towards Insaf for organising the event, and advised the children to focus on their studies and gain more knowledge.

“Only with knowledge and education can you change your life and the course of your future,” he said.

Ishak and Shahruddin also gave out duit raya to the children.

Insaf provides humanitarian and technical relief to those in need.

Last month, Insaf personnel visited Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Buloh following a report by StarMetro about the polluted water supply in the village.

Orang Asli Village Administration Committee (MPPKO) of Sungai Buloh chairman Hanim Apeng said Insaf donated RM1,000 to the villagers to purchase food supplies during Ramadan.

“We used the money to buy supplies for buka puasa for a week and cooked together in the community hall.

“We will not forget the kindness showed to us by Insaf Malaysia,” she added.

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