Saturday, 04 Jul 2020
27/06/2020 09:31 PM

PARIT, June 27 --  Based on pictures on social networking sites like Facebook, a woman carpenter build a variety of school furniture to be contributed to Sekolah Rendah Islam Nur Ehsan (SERINE), Titi Gantung here, for free. 

Musukubi Shamsuddin, 48, who is a Committee member of the Parent and Teachers Association (PTA)  at the school, said the school furniture was a contribution for the convenience of the 154 (Year One to Six) pupils at the school, as she could not afford to contribute financially.

The woman who is a single mother, produced various school furniture such as bookshelves, cupboards to store the Quran and prayer mats, desks, chairs and counter table using plywood as thick as 1.27 centimeter.

“I felt that I could use my skill to make these furniture, so I did it. Besides, I noticed that there were many furniture (in the school) that could not be used anymore.

“So I as a member of the PTA, and as my as my eight-year old daughter Nur Insyirah Ismail was a pupil here, I expressed my intention to built these furniture without any charges,” she told Bernama when met at the school, recently.

Musukubi, fondly known as ‘Kak B’, said she referred to pictures on social media to build the furniture with wood that was provided by the school.

She said in one day she could finish up two to three items, by working from 8 am to 5 pm, and she has been working from Monday to Saturday since the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) took effect on June 10. 

Kak B, whose house is only 20 minutes away from the school, said she also made furniture for her own use such as a swing, a clothing rack, tables and chairs.

“I started developing an interest in carpentry since moving back to my village, Kampung Lambor Kiri, in 2018. I indulge in carpentry for my personal satisfaction even though I do receive requests from parents who ask me to build their house furniture after seeing my products,” said Kak B who had previously worked in the manufacturing sector for 25 years in Selangor.

Musukubi said the school management is also raising funds to build a new school comprising a one-story block building, seven classrooms, teachers’ room, an office and a computer lab at Gelung Pepuyu, Bota, here.



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