By: Tu Alid Alfonso
June 25, 2013: The Quezon City (QC) Chapter of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD) has been implementing the organization’s community extension services program since its establishment in 2010.
Kamim Macmod, National Capital Region Chapter President disclosed that the organization’s chapter in QC repainted the Salam Mosque in Salam Compound, Tandang Sora Avenue, Culiat, Quezon City on June 8-9, 2013.
“The chapter has been very active implementing the Community Extension Services Program of the organization since it was organized,” he said.
UNYPAD National Capital Region Secretary Badrudin Ali said in a phone interview that there is a philanthropic individual – Balik (Revert) to Islam who requested anonymity – donated Php12, 500.00 pesos to the QC Chapter. The group has decided and used the amount for the beautification of the mosque in preparation to the forthcoming observance of holy month of Ramadhan.
“The community residents have also donated some materials like PVC pipes and they joined us in painting the mosque,” Ali said.
“The activity that we’ve done has resulted to community’s trust to the UNYPAD QC chapter”, Ali proudly added.
According to Ali, because of the positive impact of the activity, there are at least 10 units of wall fans have been promised by the residents to be donated to the mosque, which are expected to be delivered before Ramadhan.
“We are overwhelmed with the support and recognition of the community to our activity,” Rahib E. Usman, UNYPAD QC chapter President expressed.
“We thank them for all their supports, and of course, the Almighty Allah for the strengths and guidance He has always been giving to us,” he added.
The activity was made possible through the proper coordination of the QC chapter with the community leaders, and to the Salam Mosque and Advisory Council (SMAC) President Juhor Ali.
It was also reported that the chapter used to conduct “Operation Linis (cleanliness)” every Friday within the area of Culiat.
On the other hand, last year, the chapter received cash donations amounting to Php3,000.00 pesos and dry-goods. They distributed this relief assistance to the fire victim families in Quiapo, Manila.