KOTA KINABALU: The Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy (FBEA), Universiti Malaysia Sabah feasted with compassion for this Hari Raya.
The faculty’s administration department headed by the Dean, Associate Professor Dr. Mohd. Rahimie Abd. Karim together with the Head of Administration, Jumiati Pajakkai organised a donation drive that lasted for two weeks.
According to Rahimie, this was in line with the faculty’s intention to be imperative to feed the needy before festive celebration.
He said, as the festive season approaches, the faculty members once again came together to show their support for the less fortunate.
“The faculty donated a substantial amount of goods to the local orphanage, Rumah Anak Yatim As-Sakinah located at Papar.
“The orphanage, which houses over 33 children, relies heavily on the government as well as the community to provide food, clothing, and shelter to the children,” said Rahimie.
Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of the orphanage, the manager, Ustaz Ahmadie Andan expressed his gratitude and appreciation.
“We would like to thank the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy for their kind and generous donations.
“The children will have a wonderful festive season thanks to the support of the faculty,” he said.
The faculty members who donated to the orphanage expressed their satisfaction in giving back to the community, particularly during the festive season when many families are struggling to make ends meet.
One donor said, “It is heart-warming to know that we can contribute to the wellbeing of these children, particularly during a time when many of us enjoy plenty.”
The donation to the orphanage is just one of many community services that demonstrate UMS commitment as a whole and the faculty specifically in helping those in need.
UMS Vice Chancellor, Prof. Datuk Dr. Kasim Hj. Mansor has also expressed his appreciation for the donation drive organised by the faculty administration staff stating that such acts of kindness contribute greatly to the community’s wellbeing.
“The festive season is a time for family, friends, and giving.
“The donation to the orphanage is a true reflection of the faculty’s spirit of generosity, compassion, and kindness towards those less fortunate.
“It is hoped that the faculty’s example will inspire others to give back to the community during this time of the year especially after a huge economic hit after the pandemic,” he said.