Thursday, October 24

DBKU receptive to smart partnership activities

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ALL THE BEST: Wahap (right) receives a souvenir from Sarawak Ikram chief, Dr Azhar Ahmad.

KUCHING: Kuching City North Commission (DBKU) will always open its door to smart partnerships in activities and programmes involving the community

Datuk Bandar Abang Abdul Wahab Abang Julai who made the remark added as an entity responsible to the community, DBKU welcomes any joint venture in community projects especially involving the non-governmental organisation (NGO).

“In the context of community and self improvement programmes, we are keen to help and assist in whatever way we can,” said Abang Wahab when speaking at the ‘Ikramteens’ youth club Sarawak launch at DBKU auditorium yesterday.

On Ikramteens and its programme, Wahap lauded the effort that he described as a good way to divert teenagers and youths away from social ills.

“Programmes and activities by the club are a good way to help get youths away from negative activities and engage them in healthy ones so that they could give back to the society,” he said.

Ikramteens is a youth club under Ikram Association Malaysia, which focuses on the understanding of Islam as a way of life via comprehensive, contemporary and balanced programmes.

With bases now in Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, members of the club can look forward to continuous self-development, academic assistance and the ability to showcase their talents for the betterment of the country.

Open to Muslim youths aged 12 to 19, those interested to join the club can visit www.ikramteens.ikram.org or its Facebook page by typing ‘ikramteens’.

Also present yesterday were Ikram Sarawak chief Dr Azhar Ahmad, Ikram Kuching branch chief Salleh Hamdin and Ikramteens Malaysia chief Hafiz Hamid.