Fasting experience for non-Muslim kids

  • Nation
  • Monday, 15 Aug 2011

SHAH ALAM: The Yayasan Harapan Kanak-Kanak Malaysia (YHKM) is set to provide a unique experience for non-Muslim children to fast and celebrate Hari Raya under the Ramadan and Raya 1Malaysia programme.

The Prime Minister’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said that the pilot programme, involving approximately 50 non-Muslim children, is to create a better understanding of the Hari Raya celebration among Muslims.

Rosmah, who is also a patron for YKHM, said the children would join their host families on the last day of Ramadan and celebrate Hari Raya for two days.

“I hope such programmes will produce young Malaysians who are tolerant and respectful of each other,” she said in her speech delivered by YHKM advisory board member Datuk Atikah Adom yesterday.

The Majlis Iftar Prihatin, attended by 150 orphans, was funded by Concorde Hotel Network chairman, Tan Sri Syed Mohd Yusof Syed Nasir and organised by the Persatuan Amal Bakti Ramadan Malaysia and 10 other charitable organisations.

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