150 pupils benefit from bank’s zakat distribution

Pupils with school officials and organisers of the Back to School event at Sekolah Kebangsaan Puchong Indah.

OCBC Al-Amin Bank Bhd (OCBC Al-Amin) collaborated with Lembaga Zakat Selangor (LSZ) in its inaugural “Back to School” zakat distribution programme to provide aid to needy children

Staff of the bank, led by OCBC Al-Amin chief executive officer Syed Abdull Aziz Syed Kechik, worked hand in hand with LZS to provide essential school supplies at Sekolah Kebangsaan Puchong Indah.

LZS head of distribution operations (Petaling district) Muhammad Syahril Ritin said, “Through this programme, we are pleased to have helped 150 pupils from low-income households by providing much-needed school supplies, including backpacks, stationery, food containers and sports bottles.

“We are grateful for the participation of OCBC Al-Amin staff. It was great to see the smiles on the children’s faces when they received the additional pocket money.”

Syed Abdull Aziz said the programme was another meaningful initiative by the bank during Ramadan.

“This collaboration is an important step to ensure that our zakat contributions are channelled to those who truly need it, and we hope this will inspire all parties to link arms to empower everyone across the country.

“We are thankful to LSZ for providing us with the opportunity to play our part in bringing cheer to the students.

“I would also like to thank my colleagues who volunteered in conducting a financial literacy session for the students, so they can better understand wealth management from an early age,” said Syed Abdull Aziz.

OCBC Al-Amin also tied up with Masjid Jamek to spread goodwill through the act of sharing on the first day of Ramadan.

The bank has undertaken this initiative over the past 16 years.

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