FIFTEEN Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) undergraduates from the B40 group have received free laptops from the Islamic Economic Development Foundation (Yapiem).
Another 200 students also benefited from the foundation’s one-off “Ready to Eat” food bank programme, where they each received 10 meal coupons worth RM5 each.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri handed the devices to the students at a ceremony at the university.
“As of today, USIM has received public donations close to RM30,000 through its ‘jominfaq’ crowdfunding programme to buy laptops for these students, ” he said, adding that another nine laptops were acquired through this initiative.
At the ceremony, Yapeim also presented a RM302,500 contribution to USIM through its Dana Inspirasi Malaysia (Inspirasiku) programme.
It said that those who wished to contribute to its programmes to provide laptops and free meals to needy students were welcome to donate.
Details of the exercise are available at jominfaq.usim.edu.my
The university hopes to raise RM50,000 to provide free laptops to 194 first-year students under phase one of the project. — By SARBAN SINGH