By: Dr. Iman Noor Ghani
KUALA KEDAH, 25 December 2018 – Today marks the day for ‘ Majlis Penyerahan Sumbangan Kit Bantuan ke Sekolah 2019’, which was humbly organized by the Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (ISMA) Alor Setar and Yayasan Ikhlas.
Besides donations and school kits that were provided for the needy ones around Kuala Kedah, a ‘Free Market’ was also held where pre-loved clothing and items could be obtained for free.
To celebrate the attending children, a coloring slot was held whereby kids colored pictures together with free crayons to bring back home.
Apart from these, a medical check up and health consultation session were also provided for the people. Screenings were done for diabetes, hypertension and obesity. From the 40 participants who joined the medical checkup, 18 were overweight, 13 were obese and 9 had normal BMI. This proportion is alarming.
Last but not least, a special thanks to Transfusion Medicine Department Mobile Team who came all the way from Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital to organize a blood donation drive. The response received was welcoming.
Praise be to Allah for the ease of event today. We are hoping for more of such community service event in the future.