GIVING:The hotel holds its fourth ’Nur Kasih Ramadan’ with cash and gifts for orphans and children from poor families
GRAND BlueWave Hotel once again opened its doors to the youngsters from Pusat Jagaan Permata Rohani, Country Homes in Rawang for Ramadan.
It was the fourth consecutive year the hotel was holding its "Nur Kasih Ramadan" programme.
Eighty-four youngsters aged 7 to 16, orphans and children from poor families, received cash from the hotel and gifts from sponsors including Yayasan Restu, TV Al-Hijrah, Telaga Biru Sdn Bhd, Karangkraf Media Group, Grup Buku Karangkraf, DEMC Specialist Hospital Shah Alam, Prolintas Group of Companies, and Dr Azimuth Formula.
Hotel manager Mohd Ghazali Sayed Ibrahim said it was the first time the hotel was collaborating with others in the corporate sectors in the programme.
"We invited students of Maahad Tahfiz Al-Quran Wal Qiraat in Section 3, Shah Alam to recite the yasin," he said.
The tahfiz students also received contributions from the hotel.
Centre administrator Che Nordin Musa said the gifts of cash would be deposited into the residents' individual savings accounts.
"Donations for the centre will be used to pay for utilities, school bus and maintenance."
Nordin said the primary school age children attended SK Taman Desa while the teenagers attended SMK Taman Desa, both in Rawang.
"Public donations had allowed the children, especially those from poverty-stricken families or those who had sick parents, to continue their education," said Nordin.
The centre is home to 30 boys and 56 girls.
Nur Izzati Ahmad Zahri, 13, said she would be saving the money for the future.
Tahfiz principal Mohammad Bokhari Shariff said students aged 13 to 17 had participated in the recital of yasin.
The guests were treated to a sumptuous meal of laksa, grilled lamb, serawah durian, desserts and more.
The centre is under the patronage of Yayasan Kebajikan Perkhidmatan Perubatan Malaysia.