Sabah Charitable Foundation has helped more than 4,000 people in the wake of Covid-19, according to CM
KOTA KINABALU: More than 4,000 people have received help from Yayasan Kebajikan Sabah (YKS) since its establishment in September last year.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the idea of YKS came up in the wake of Covid-19, seeing so many people had suffered and needed help.
Hajiji said the state government of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah-Barisan Nasional (GRS-Barisan) established YKS to help the people and wanted transparency in its management in accordance with rules and regulations governing foundations.
He said the foundation has so far helped 4,332 needy people in Sabah, including victims of natural disasters, families and school children.
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“Assistance is also provided for emergency cases not covered by other aid organizations as well as government agencies,” he said while chairing the YKS board meeting. in Menara Kinabalu here Tuesday September 13th.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister was also briefed by YKS Director Rugayah Awang Besar on his activities and plans.
Among them is the establishment of Teratak Perihatin YKS, a boarding house for needy people in remote districts who wish to stay there while visiting relatives in the hospital.
The house, which is about 75% complete, can accommodate up to 20 people at a time.
Later, Hajiji witnessed a contribution of RM40,000 being handed over to YKS by the State Finance Ministry’s Recreation, Welfare and Sports Club.
The contribution was handed over to Rugayah by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Sofian Nair.