Selangor Journal

LZS allocates over RM32 mln to provide school aid to nearly 68,000 asnaf students

SHAH ALAM, Feb 21 — The Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) has allocated RM32.6 million to provide assistance in the form of school fees and necessities to 67,798 children of tithe recipients, the poor, and Muslim converts in the state.

LZC chief executive officer Mohd Sabirin Mohd Sarbini said the allocation was higher than the RM30 million set aside last year which had benefited about 66,000 children from the groups.

“This annual schooling aid is distributed to help asnaf famillies registered with LZS prepare school necessities for their children either at the pre-school, primary or secondary school level,” he said.

Mohd Sabirin was speaking to reporters after the aid symbolic handover ceremony which was officiated by Selangor Islamic Religious Council chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, here today.

Each preschooler will receive RM100, while each child attending a primary school will receive school necessities worth RM170, those attending religious primary school, RM150 each and students of secondary school or religious secondary school will receive RM200 each.

He said the school necessities such as uniform, school bags and stationery can be redeemed using the MyKad of the family head at selected supermarkets namely Pasar Raya Borong SAKAN, Pusat Pakaian Hari-Hari, Pasar Raya MM and Kedai Canggih from February 18 to May 18.

As for the recipients from the Hulu Langat, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts, they can redeem their school necessities online at, and the items will be delivered to their homes.

Mohd Sabirin said each student would also receive school fee aid of between RM100 and RM200 each, in addition to RM100 each to cover other schooling needs.

The assistance would be channelled through payment methods, namely by crediting it into the account of the family head, through cash vouchers (V-Cash) at any Islamic Bank branch or in cash for certain cases.

— Bernama

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