MKM team leaves for Rohingya camp 1

|     Hakim Hayat     |

A THREE-MEMBER delegation from the Brunei Council on Social Welfare (MKM) left yesterday for the Council’s 4th Humanitarian Mission to Unchinprang Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.

The group was led by former MKM President Datin Paduka Hajah Intan binti Haji Md Kassim.

According to the former president, the group is making the visit to supervise the sacrificing of cows and goats donated from members of the public and the distribution of meat to refugees at the camp for Hari Raya Aidiladha, and also to inspect the school they are running at the refugee camp.

A total of 34 cows and 530 goats will be sacrificed, an overwhelming response from the Bruneian public who had entrusted MKM with the noble initiative.

The delegation will also be visiting the MKM-Gifting Humanity School and Orphanage set up in early 2018. The school has 500 students, about 100 of whom are orphans residing at the school. The students are aged between three to 15 years.

MKM team leaves for Rohingya camp 2
Brunei Council on Social Welfare (MKM) delegation at the Brunei International Airport. – MKM

The school charges no fees and provides its students free food, uniforms and books.

Datin Paduka Hajah Intan shared that out of the 500 students, about 120 are doing their Tahfiz programme. “Alhamdulillah, the school had produced three Hafiz. We expect more Hafiz and Hafizah to be certified this year,” she said.

She added that MKM also plans to start a programme sending Bruneian students on short teaching stints at the school in the refugee camp, which she believes “will be of immense value to Bruneian youth”.

“We are so grateful to the donors and pray that their good deeds will be amply rewarded. We are there to ensure that the trust placed on MKM is properly carried out,” Datin Paduka Hajah Intan said.