THE Ismaili Muslim community, under its global initiative Ismaili Civic, partnered with Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) to provide care packages to 60 vulnerable families.
The provisions, which included rice, cooking oil, eggs, sugar and other sundry items, were provided to YCK over two days during the movement control order (MCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the first of many initiatives by the two organisations to help families cope during the MCO.
YCK provides support services such as education, counselling, employment as well as shelter or foster care to the needy.
“Our heartfelt gratitude to Ismaili Civic for their generosity in providing for our children and families during these difficult times, ” said YCK founder Datuk Dr Hartini Zainudin.
“I am grateful for this contribution as our current supplies would have run out by tomorrow. It is such a relief, ” said a YCK recipient known only as Faridah.
Another recipient, Salmah Achmad, thanked Ismaili Civic for lightening her burden.
Ismaili Council for the Far East vice-president Azmin Saduruddin said, “This is part of our Muslim ethic. We are honoured to contribute to the wider Malaysian society by working with our long-term partner, Yayasan Chow Kit.
“We have high regard for their efforts and look forward to more opportunities to support this initiative and many others.”
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