MBPJ Helps the Underprivileged in Buying School Supplies

Subang Jaya, 13 Dec: Ripples of joy were clearly reflected in the faces of the less fortunate when they were chosen to receive shopping vouchers worth RM200 per person for school supplies.

This opportunity was fully utilised by recipients and parents in preparing for the 2013 school session which will begin in January next year.

Fatimah Abdul Mulup, 41, said that the hand-out would obviously ease her burden this time in facing the school session.

“Everything is complete here. There are many school items. It is easy for us to make choices. I would like to thank MBPJ for their attentiveness,” said the mother of Nurzulaiha Sarudin.

For Norsham Mat Sani, 49, the mother of Shuffira Ezurin Nurul Azmi, 15, the hand-out clearly lessened her burdens as she only gets a monthly income of around RM700 and works as a cleaning assistant.

“Alhamdulillah, with this gift we will be able to buy school supplies. He father (Shuffira) is also sick.We are grateful to MBPJ,” she said.

Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is continuing their attentiveness towards the plight of the less fortunate through the Urban Poverty Eradication Programme ‘Jom Shopping’ for School Supplies.

With a contribution of RM14,000, a total of 70 recipients have the opportunity of spending the vouchers to purchase school supplies such as school uniforms, shoes and stationery.

Meanwhile, according to the MBPJ Public Relations Officer, Zainun Zakaria, among the objectives of this contribution is to lessen the burden of the population who are less fortunate with an income of RM1,500 and below per month as well as having to bear the cost of their schooling children and younger children of more than four people.

Located at Mydin Hypermarket in USJ Subang Jaya, this programme is being organised for the second time and will be made an annual programme by MBPJ.

“In addition, it is one of the responsibilities and contributions of social services from MBPJ to the local communities under its administration,” he said.

He explained that all beneficiaries are residents who are registered under theUrban Poverty Eradication Programme (PPKB) which is under the area of MBPJ’s administration such as Kota Damansara PPR, Lembah Subang PPR, South Petaling Jaya (PJS), Desa Mentari and Impian Baiduri.

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