MKM to move to new Serusop office in May

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THE Council on Social Welfare or Majlis Kesejahteraan Masyarakat (MKM) is slated to launch its new office in Serusop on May 31.

Vice president of MKM, Nur Judy Abdullah, disclosed that a generous benefactor has offered to sponsor one year’s rent for the charity’s new office in Melabau Complex.

“We are very lucky and are looking forward to doing a lot of important work at the new office,” she said yesterday.

Judy explained that the new office will primarily be used to run activities to help the less fortunate, as well as to store MKM’s files and collect donations.

MKM plans to launch its ‘Sponsor a Family’ programme on the same day the office opens. The scheme assists underprivileged families with their basic needs such as groceries.

The NGO’s ‘Back to School’ programme helps the same families buy school supplies and uniforms for their children at the beginning of the academic year.

MKM also hopes to use the space as temporary accommodation for needy individuals who have fallen on hard times.

The organisation currently has a small office at the Youth Centre in Bandar, which the government lets out to NGOs.

As a non-profit organisation, MKM stressed that charity drives are not used to pay for administrative expenses, and all organisational costs are met by donations from individuals who allow them to do this.

They added that all meetings the group attends – whether organised locally or internationally – are sponsored by outside organisations.

The Brunei Times