SELANGOR government handed out aid worth RM116,000 to 29 welfare homes throughout the state in conjunction with the Selangor Orphanage and Non-Muslim Welfare Friendly Programme.
The programme was organised by the Young Generation Development, Sports and Human Capital Development Standing Committee with the collaboration of the Welfare Department, Selangor Islamic Religious Council and Yayasan Islam Darul Ehsan.
Each of the recipients — 18 orphanages and the rest a mixture of welfare homes — received RM4,000.
Selangor youth, sports and human capital development committee chairman Mohd Khairuddin Othman said this was a continuous effort by the state government to appreciate the shelter homes’ managements, in line with the Selangor “Smart and Caring” policy.
“This programme is very important in helping orphanages and non-Muslim welfare homes to carry out activities and programmes that can impact social development and in forming a civil society.
“This is the second time we have given out aid to shelter homes.
“The last time we gave out similar aid was during Ramadan this year, ” said Khairuddin after handing out the mock cheques to the homes’ representatives during a ceremony at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah building in Shah Alam.
According to the Welfare Department, there are 1,024 care centres in Selangor but only 594 are registered with the department.
“We will look at getting those unregistered centres to be registered, to streamline operations, ” said the department’s representative.
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