RM19.2 Million In Grants Allocated For Voluntary Welfare Organisations – PM

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Ismail Sabri Yaakob meeting residents of a care centre for children in Kuala Lumpur. - Bernama pic.

The assistance provided by the government for the voluntary organisations includes food and beverages, administration, and special allowances

KUALA LUMPUR – The government has allocated grants amounting to RM19.2 million this year for welfare voluntary organisations that care for groups aided by the Social Welfare Department.

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the allocation was made in line with the Malaysian Family concept of inclusiveness to ensure that no group would be left out.

“We give to persons with disabilities (PwDs), centres for PwDs, senior citizens and other care centres. For special children or senior citizens who do not live in care centres, the government also gives them aid,” Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) quoted Ismail Sabri as saying after visiting a care centre for special children here Tuesday (01 Feb).

Also present were the Prime Minister’s wife Muhaini Zainal Abidin and Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rina Harun.

The assistance provided by the government for the voluntary organisations includes food and beverages, administration, special allowance for PwD students, per capita grant and repair grant.

Meanwhile, Rina said the government had channelled special assistance to 1,225 care centres for the disabled and senior citizens that were affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.

“These centres had complained of lack of assistance from corporate companies during the Covid-19 pandemic,” she said.

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