FOR the 11th consecutive year, the Penang Muslim League held its ‘Back to School’ programme for the underprivileged at the Mydin Hypermarket in Penang Road.
Sixty school children, aged seven to 17, comprising 43 boys and 17 girls, gathered outside the hypermarket one Saturday morning to shop for new uniform and stationery.
Form Five student Murni Alia Farina, 17, said she was glad to receive the new items as it meant that her single mother’s financial burden would be lessened for the new school term.
Sundry shop assistant Irwan Adam Abdullah, 40, said he has four children, aged four to 10, who are studying in a Chinese school, while his youngest will be going to nursery school.
“I’m very happy to receive whatever help I can get as raising a daughter and three sons is not cheap nowadays, ” he said.
League deputy president Shahul Hameed Syed Mohamed said the uniforms and stationery for each student was worth RM150 while Mydin sponsored bags worth RM60 each.
“We have been helping the underprivileged for many years and will continue to do so.
“We also have a service centre in our office located at 33 and 35, Queen Street, where the public can seek legal advice or apply for monetary aid, ” he said.
Also present at the programme were league president Datuk Najmudeen Kader and Mydin director Datuk Dr Saduruddin Gulam Husen.
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