PUTRAJAYA, Sept 4 (Bernama) – Three non-governmental organisations (NGO) on Thursday received aid totalling RM2.3 million meant for the welfare of Palestinian children in Gaza.
The aid was presented by the Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor to Mercy Malaysia (Mercy), Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) and the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations (Mapim).
Rosmah, who is patron of the World Children Welfare Fund (WCWF) said, the fund donated RM1.5 million for the welfare of children in Gaza via Mercy and PGPF.
“They each received donation of RM750,000,” she said before handing mock cheques to Mercy, PGPF and Mapim at Kompleks Seri Perdana, here.
Also present were the Palestinian Ambassador in Malaysia, Dr Anwaral-Agha; the deputy prime minister’s wife, Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman; senior deputy secretary-general in the Prime Minister’s Department and WCWF trust account committee chairman Datuk Othman Mahmood; PGPF board of trustee member, Tan Sri Norian Mai and Mercy Malaysia executive director, Datuk Dr Ahmad Faezal Mohamed.
Rosmah said the Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) presented a donation of US$ 50,000 (RM158,825) to Mercy.
The Humanitarian Aid Fund for Gaza@JPM presented RM695,000 to Mercy, PGPF and Mapim. Mercy and PGPF each received RM200,000 while Mapim received RM295,000.
The Humanitarian Aid Fund for Gaza@JPM was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in conjunction with Aidilfitri celebration on Aug 20.
Mercy would aid a hospital in Gaza while PGPF would finance educational projects for children.
Rosmah said what is important is that the children affected by the war are not denied their right to education.
“The children must be encouraged to continue studies because only education can help them build a brighter future.
“I was told that PGPF has identified several schools to receive the aid to enable the children of Gaza to study in a better environment.”