by ANIS HAZIM / Pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
THE National Higher Education Fund Corp (PTPTN) has embarked on a mission to provide assistance and contributions to flood victims via its “Program PTPTN Prihatin: Misi Bantuan Banjir Skuad PTPTN Prihatin”.
PTPTN noted that as the country is going through a catastrophic flood situation resulting in destruction and damage to homes and property, especially in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and several states in the East Coast, it has engaged with the non-governmental organisation, Dana Kita which helps manage and coordinate aid and donated items to flood victims.
“The distribution of aid and contribution is based on the approval of relevant parties and in accordance with the standard operating procedures guidelines,” PTPTN said in a recent statement.
The Higher Education Ministry (MoHE) agency said they have currently provided assistance and donations to more than 1,000 flood victims.
“Each family received donations of flood relief kits in the form of daily necessities and food.
“PTPTN also went down to the field to help the victims clean their homes which have been badly affected by the flooding,” it added.
On Dec 20, the PTPTN Prihatin Squad and Dana Kita volunteers donated the flood relief kits to victims in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor involving two temporary evacuation centres (PPS).
The donations at the SJK (T) Saraswathy, Jalan Klang Lama PPS was presented by PTPTN chairman Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan, while the donations at PPS of SK Sungai Serai, Hulu Langat was presented by PTPTN board management Rohani Mohd Shahir.
Additionally, volunteers from both parties will help flood victims in other locations and states including Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.
“Indeed, PTPTN is always concerned and supports the government’s efforts in helping to provide assistance and contribution to the flood victims in need.
“This contribution is also a sign of PTPTN’s concern for the needy,” it further said in the statement.
In this challenging environment, PTPTN said they are optimistic in helping the needy to coincide with the concept of “Keluarga Malaysia” through its corporate, social and responsibility (CSR) programmes.
“PTPTN has always been attentive and proactive in providing assistance and contributions through CSR programmes in order to improve the wellbeing of the community and help the needy Malaysian community,” it said.