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CHARITY MOVE: Group collected RM8mil last year to supply food and build schools in Palestine
JOHOR BARU: AMAN Palestin Bhd is aiming to raise RM15 million this year for the socio-development and infastructure projects in Palestine.
The non-governmental organisation's chief executive officer Awang Suffian Awang Piut said last year, the group had collected RM8 million.
The funds were being used for supplying food and providing education through the setting up of madrasah (religious schools) and tahfiz (schools for learning the Quran).
He said there were many more plans to further assist the Palestinians.
"These numerous activities would be made possible through collaborations with state religious councils, government agencies, and other NGOs.
"Aman Palestin will also hold a special carnival for Palestine and organise charity dinners throughout the year," said Awang Sufian during a recent charity dinner at the New York Hotel in Johor Baru recently.
The dinner was officiated by Johor Religious Council adviser Datuk Noh Gadut.
Prior to the event, Aman Palestin had collected RM160,000 for the construction of the Abu Bakar As-Seddeq mosque in Al-Tayibe, Palestine. A mock cheque for the amount was presented at the dinner.
Awang Suffian said the donations for the mosque had exceeded its target as the mosque needed only RM150,000 to be built.
A two-month donation drive had been conducted through a car convoy event, exhibitions and sale of tables for the charity dinner.