WEDNESDAY, 3 MAY – Students of Sociology and Social Anthropology Programme (ANSOS) of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) recently visited Kampung Mesilau, Kundasang to get a first hand knowledge on the culture and lifestyle of the local community there.
According to a statement issued, the programme named, “Undergrads with Local Leaders and Community: Instilling Nation Development”, was aimed at exposing UMS students to community services and fieldwork at the selected district.
According to the Deputy Dean of Academic and International who is also the Head of Programme for Sociology, Dr. Marsitah Mohd Radzi, the community services and fieldwork programme was a foundation to assess the students’ capability towards the implementation of student mobility programme among local universities.
“Sabah is a great social ‘lab’ that offers deep understanding towards multi-ethnics community lifestyle.
“The various interesting and unique socio-economic activities is an important element that students should observe,” she said.
The students had an interview session with their adopted families besides organising a telematch and cultural night during the programme.
They also visited the Desa Cattle farm, Poring Hot Spring and Kundasang War Memorial Park. - FL