KOTA KINABALU – The Sabah Council of Social Services (MPMS) has allocated RM2.06 million in grants to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
Minister of Community Development and Consumers Affairs Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid said the funds were for them to conduct their welfare services, programmes and activities.
“We need to work together and focus when it comes to our job. This year my ministry is planning to expend and recruit more volunteers throughout Sabah,” she said during the presentation ceremony of the grants to 15 selected NGOs at the council’s office, here today.
Jainab said her ministry with the Sabah Volunteer Centre are working closely together to hold various volunteerism programme in Sabah.
“The volunteerism programmes will be divided into four zone that is Kota Kinabalu, Semporana, Sandakan and Kota Marudu,” she said.
At the event, an allocation of RM1.543 million grants was distributed to the 15 selected NGOs.
The recipients of the grants includes the Sabah Branch Malaysia Diabetic Association with RM62,000; Society for the Sabah Heart Fund with RM330,000; Sabah Kidney Association with RM180,000; Sabah Family Planning Association with RM40,000; Sabah Action Women Association with RM32,000 among others.
On another development, a charity Gala Night event last February has collected a total of RM156,146.75 through the fundraising from the table sales and auction items at the function.
The proceeds from the charity auction was presented by the Gala Night Fundraising Organising Chairperson Eva Susau to MPMS.
The fund will be given to 26 NGOs under the council for them to proceed with their various volunteering programmes for the underprivileged. – By Fizah Yusof/SayangSabah