SATURDAY, 26 JULY – Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language (PPIB) organised a programme called Sejambak Kasih with the orphans at As-Sakinah Orphanage, Lok Kawi, Papar recently.
The programme was participated by 26 staff of PPIB and held during the month of Ramadan, which also became a community service programme of the centre.
Several activities were carried out such as gotong royong to clean and decorate the area, Tazkirah Ramadan by Ustazah Dg. Hafizah Ag. Basir, Iftar, Solat Maghrib, breaking of fast with the As-Sakinah inmates including donation to the orphans.
The event was also attended by Director of Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (YADIM) Sabah Zone, Haji Samin Ongki.
In his welcoming speech, Samin was grateful to those who came to the orphanage, especially from UMS, which often organise such programme.
Meanwhile, Dean of PPIB, Prof. Dr. Vincent Pang in his speech hoped that more such programmes would be carried out so as to instil in the children to be excellent in their education.
He also urged them to continue their studies at UMS in future.
At the end of the programme, Prof. Vincent presented contributions in terms of clothing, books and duit Raya to all those at the As-Sakinah Orphanage besides donating money to the orphanage fund. – SS (fl)