Pitiful state of hungry students spurs more food programmes

Modified 7 Jan 2016, 4:43 pm

Public aid is pouring in for varsity students who continue to go hungry, allegedly due to the rising cost of living which they say has hit them severely.

Yayasan Darul Hijrah today announced that it is collaborating with Universiti Malaya's Muslim students association (PMIUM) to provide food coupons for those in need.

"This initiative starts today at Universiti Malaya and PMIUM will be the main movers for 'Coupons For The Needy' (CFTN) programme," Yayasan Darul Hijrah posted on Facebook today.

They said each coupon is worth RM4 and a menu for the students has been set.

The coupons can be paid for by fellow students and members of the public.

Those interested in helping out can transfer money to Yayasan Darul Hijrah's Maybank account 5660 1060 9934 and e-mail [email protected] or WhatsApp 018-359 0403 for a receipt.

Similar food programmes for the students are already being carried out at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (Unimap).

A recent survey by the Muslim Volunteer Malaysia Association (MVM) had shockingly discovered that three out of four students in public universities had been situations where they were so broke they could not afford a decent meal.

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