- POSTED: 06 Jul 2014 22:19
- UPDATED: 06 Jul 2014 22:59
Social services are now more accessible to Malay-Muslim families in the heartlands, following the launch of Nadi Khidmat at Assyakirin Mosque.
SINGAPORE: Social services are now more accessible to Malay-Muslim families in the heartlands, following the launch of Nadi Khidmat at Assyakirin Mosque by Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim on Sunday afternoon.
There are six Nadi Khidmat, or pulse services, centres across Singapore, reaching out to over 1,000 Malay-Muslim families.
Dr Yaacob, who is also the Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, together with Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam also distributed Ramadan hampers to 500 households.
"Today's programme for example, Project JOY, is an effort by MENDAKI to try and reach out to the more vulnerable in our society and really, it's really part of the whole joy of celebrating both Ramadan and Hari Raya, to share with them whatever little that we have,” said Dr Yaacob.
“So all the food that we have are from donations, and people have stepped forward to share things with us and therefore, that's what we do every year."