450 Muslim families benefit ZSCMST’s Hari Raya gift-giving PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:45

By R.G. ANTONET GO

A total of 450 families mostly Muslims benefited from a Hari Raya gift-giving activity conducted by the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) Monday morning.

“As they celebrate  Hari Raya, we also join them. With this, we are promoting camaraderie with our brothers and sisters Muslims not only academically but also socially,” ZSCMST president Milavel Nazario said in an interview.

The gift-giving initiative is a yearly undertaking of the school especially in their adopted barangays of Rio Hondo and Mariki.

According to the Nazario, the College of Education and Natural Sciences went out to the barangays to distribute the coupons and the beneficiaries claimed their goods at the school.

Distributed were rice, chicken; and other grocery items. Aside from these, 52 non-teaching and faculty personnel of the school also received the same items.

Hari Raya is scheduled on July 6 as the Muslims endtheir one-month fasting which is one of the five pillars of Islam. —R.G. A A. Go