PETALING JAYA – The Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (Angkasa) will open at least one orphanage in each state within the next five years.
Its president, Datuk Abdul Fattah Abdullah said the orphanages would be set up under the Infaq Lil-Waqf Angkasa programme.
“The Darul Sakinah Care Centre (PJDS) in Petaling Jaya is Angkasa’s pioneer project to help the orphans especially from the poor families,” he said after opening the PJDS building, here, today.
The first PJDS, established in 2013, is now home to 18 male students aged between 11 and 15.
Abdul Fattah said through the Infaq Lil-Waqf programme, which was launched in 2013, Angkasa managed to raise RM6.6 million from its members and of the total, RM1.7 million was used to cover the PJDS expenses.
“Angkasa will bear 50 per cent of the expenses of each PJDS that will be established in each state, while the rest will be borne by the state cooperatives,” he explained.
Abdul Fattah said Angkasa was also aiming to set up PJDS in ASEAN countries. – BERNAMA