Saberkas presents mock cheque for RM30,000 in flood aid

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KUCHING: A mock cheque for RM30,000 in flood aid was presented to the Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA) by the Sarawak United National Youth Organisation (Saberkas).

Saberkas will also provide its volunteers to help the organisation to implement the flood aid mission.

Safiee delivered his speech. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

Its secretary general Safiee Ahmad said that Saberkas was always ready to help with the flood aid mission in collaboration with other agencies, especially with MRA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

“We are the largest youth organisation in Sarawak and one of the programmes that was launched last year by our president, Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is Saberkas Prihatin programme.

“This programme is very relevant with this effort as we see in our country, especially in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, which needs our people who are concerned to help the affected groups.

“This include other disasters as such the recent floods that have been devastating in  Peninsular Malaysia,” he said when addressing the Keluarga Malaysia Volunteer Programme Fund handover ceremony (Humanitarian Mission for Flood Relief 2022), on Wednesday (Jan 12).

He explained that in the context of this flood, Saberkas was always ready as a volunteer, which of course, needed to be coordinated by the disaster committee at the respective district level.

Safiee added that the organisation has members that are active, young and ready to serve and help those who needed help at all Saberkas’ branches in Sarawak, which had been initiated in the past.

“Today’s programme is an honour to us at Saberkas because we have been invited by the agencies at the federal level, especially the MRA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports to participate in the mission.

“Not only will our youth members who participate in the programme give their energy, but also give other contributions to make the programme a success,” he said.

Furthermore, Safiee said, although the contribution given to the MRA was not much, Saberkas was proud to be involved in participating in the flood aid mission.

“Saberkas has already implemented various programmes, including welfare programmes in an effort to provide a platform for youths to participate in.

“This is so that they can contribute equally especially in educating our youth in the context of charity, and I believe that our youths who follow our programmes can definitely help shape themselves so that one day they can be equipped with all the necessities in managing life, especially inheriting our leadership in the future,” he added.

Hence, he called on the youths in particular who would represent Saberkas as well as other volunteers to take this opportunity not only to dedicate and contribute but also to learn something new.

“Saberkas is always ready to help if there are future programmes, not only for charity like this, but also for other programmes in line with our goals.

“We are always open and ready to give cooperation. This is an honour to us to be involved and we thank everyone in making this programme a success,” he added.

Also present at the ceremony were MRA chairman Wan Azizan Wan Zainal Abidin and Sarawak Youth and Sports Department director Lamat Nyalau.

Saberkas secretary-general Safiee Ahmad (third left) hand over a mock cheque of ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ Volunteer Programme Fund – 2022 Flood Relief Humanitarian Mission to Malaysian Relief Agency of Sarawak chairman Wan Azizan Wan Zainal Abidin while others look on at Saberkas headquarters, Kuching. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

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