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Selangor and Federal Territory Anak-anak Terengganu Association (Pesat) president Datuk Wan Husin Wan Embong presenting goodies to orphans from SK Tok Jiring at the buka puasa at Primula Beach Hotel. Pix by MOHD SYAFIQ AMBAK

KUALA TERENGGANU: Orphans from SK Tok Jiring were given a brighter hope when a non-governmental organisation and Bank Simpanan Nasional presented them with educational and savings incentives.

The Selangor and Federa l Territory Anak-anak Terengganu Association (Pesat) has pledged to look into the children's educational needs, while BSN has opened a RM100 piggy bank savings scheme in addition to a RM80 duit raya.

The orphans also received goody bags from association president Datuk Wan Husin Wan Embong during a buka puasa for them at the Primula Beach Hotel.

Wan Husin said Pesat was currently on a membership drive to get Terengganu-born citizens, many of whom resided outside the state, to join the association to carry out social welfare, sports and community projects.

Pesat, he added, mobilised 900 volunteers and gave financial aid to victims during the big floods that hit Terengganu earlier this year.

"It is also to foster greater rapport among us and to enhance our business networking and camaraderie. Thus far, we have roped in 2,000 members out of the few hundred thousand out there.

"Many are not aware of our existence even though Pesat was established in the 1970s," he said, adding that a membership drive via Facebook and its website was currently on-going at its head office in Kota Damansara, Selangor.

Wan Husin said there was a need to get more younger blood as age was catching up with a majority of the Pesat members.

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