Jelajah Rahmah outreach programme to help LGBT community, homeless

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa says the groups will be given religious education and counselling. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The government will gradually be implementing the Jelajah Rahmah outreach programme this year to help the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, as well as the homeless and those mired in social ills.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the programme would involve mosques, NGOs and corporate firms.

“Apart from providing assistance such as food, these groups will be given religious education and counselling services so that they can return to leading normal lives.

“This approach is different as it is not held in a mosque.

“We go out and help them in other public spaces,” he told reporters after launching the programme at Anjung Singgah here last night.

Before the launch, Mujahid joined volunteers from the National Welfare Foundation and the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) to distribute food aid to some 200 homeless people.