While we are already halfway through the fasting month, organisations have ramped up their efforts in providing donations to those who need it. Maybank Islamic Malaysia held their regional Ramadhan Relief with the organisation giving food packs across nine ASEAN countries. For Brunei, WeCare was chosen to distribute the food packs in the Sultanate.
According to Mohammad Dhiyaulhaziq Haji Nordin, a committee member at WeCare, the Ramadhan Relief project is basically distributing basic necessities to the underprivileged families chosen by the Department of Community Development and the District Offices.
The distribution was held during the first week of Ramadhan. The non-government organisation targeted over 100 families across the districts.
“The main aim for this project is so that the beneficiaries are able to enjoy the holy month of Ramadhan like everyone else,” said Haziq.
During the distribution week, Sutera joined the WeCare team and their volunteers to distribute donations to families in Tutong District. Among the items that were given are one sack of rice, cooking, various sauces, noodles, sugar, and cordial drinks. The team went into the district’s remote villages such as Kg Kupang, Lamunin and Kg Sengkarai to distribute the food packs.
One of the families that received the aid from WeCare, Ahad Ibrahim felt touched when the group came to his house and said that he is very thankful to WeCare because he was chosen as part of the relief project.
In the future, the WeCare hopes to do more collaborations with companies organise more of these kinds of projects, and they will be hosting other events during Ramadhan such as ‘Dapur Ramadhan’ and ‘Senyuman Aidilfitri’.
“In ‘Dapur Ramadhan’ we will cook meals and donate it to mosques, while ‘Senyuman Aidilfitri’ we will be giving basic necessities to the orphans in preparation of the upcoming Hari Raya,” highlighted Haziq.
After successfully giving the food packs to over 100 families during the week, WeCare will not be stopping their activities to help those in need and will be hoping that more companies will approach them to help those underprivileged people.