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Education Ministry launches Palestinian fund

PUTRAJAYA, 22 Jan 2009: The Education Ministry today launched a Humanitarian Fund for the Palestine People in conjunction with the launch of the “One Malaysia, One Voice” campaign aimed at instilling love for peace, and hatred for violence among students.

Education director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom said in conjunction with the campaign which runs until 20 Feb, schools would be free to decide on suitable student activities.

Among activities identified are drawing and essay-writing competitions, and poetry recitals, he told reporters here today.

He said students would also be encouraged to write letters to students in Palestine which would be sent through Wisma Putra.

“A total of 10,000 schools, including national type schools, private schools and international schools, will take part in the campaign,” he added.

Public donations can be made by sending a cheque, made payable to MESCA Treasurer, to:

Secretariat of the Humanitarian Fund for the Palestine People
Bahagian Pengurusan Sekolah Harian
Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia
Aras 3 and 4, Blok E2, Parcel E,
62604 Putrajaya      

They can also bank in their contributions into the MESCA Public Bank Account (No: 3077068628).

Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein will hand over all donations to the fund to a Palestinian government representative in Malaysia. — Bernama


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