UUM ONLINE: 4 June - His Royal Highness, Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, Sultan of Kedah Darul Aman has graciously consented to officiate the UUM Orphanage during the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Iftar Ceremony yesterday.
His Royal Highness Tuanku, who is also the Tuanku Chancellor of UUM, signed a commemorative plaque of the UUM Orphanage, witnessed by His Royal Highness the Raja Muda of Kedah; the Vice-Chancellor of UUM, Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak and guests.
His Royal Highness Tuanku also presented the “Kurnia Ramadan” gifts in the form of zakat contributions (alms) to the students and orphans.
At the event, a UUM student recited verses of the Al-Quran and this was followed by a “tazkirah” and also a performance by a famous nasyid entertainer, Fitri Haris who was the winner of Gema Gegar Vaganza Season 2.
As an Eminent Management University, UUM is always concerned about the notion of being socially responsible towards the community and the establishment of the UUM Orphanage which is registered under the Social Welfare Department (JKM) illustrated the genuine involvement of the university with the community.
"The children at the orphanage are currently pursuing their secondary school education at SMK Bandar Baru Sintok. These 13-year-old children came from poor and underprivileged families. Alhamdulillah, they are in good spirits and grateful to be able to live in a very conducive surrounding.
The orphanage is equipped with comfortable facilities and moreover the children also get the opportunity to use the campus facilities including the sports complex, swimming pool, go-kart track, football field, cafeteria and also the Varsity mall.
"The orphanage is fully funded by the campus community and also individual contributors. The fund is used for the clothing, pocket money, books, school fees, school supplies as well as the transportation to school, medical bills and tuition classes conducted by UUM lecturers," said the warden of the orphanage, Ustaz Aus Korni Yahya.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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