TUESDAY, 19 MAY – The Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Community Networking Programme with Kampung Gudon, Menggatal held recently was not only a corporate social responsibility for UMS but also an attempt to foster closer ties with the residents of that village.
This can be seen with the various activities organised as prove that they were well received by the residents of the village and was praised by the village head, Mohadi Sabtu.
He said, such programme mattered most to the residents in the village, whilst at the same time further strengthen the existing bond of friendship between both sides.
“I represent the entire population of the village who are grateful to UMS especially the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd. Harun Abdullah for taking the time to be with the residents of this village.
“it is hoped that the programme would continue in future,” he said, expressing a sense of pride to the Vice-Chancellor of UMS who originates from the village.
The four-day programme saw various activities undertaken including a gotong-royong (cleaning session) to clean the Muslim Cemetery, Community Hall, Mosque and Community Religious School.
Also held were student motivation programme, storytelling and poetry recital competition, health and nutrition talks and blood donation as well as Sabah dances workshop.
The closing ceremony and presentation of prizes to winners of the competition was presented by Datuk Harun.
Also present were Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali; Acting Registrar, No’man Hj. Ahmad; Director of Curriculum and Student Development, Dr. Raman Noordin; Director of UMS Press, Dr. Asmady Idris; Director of Islamic Centre, Dr. Suhaimi Taat; Head of Corporate Relations Division, Azmi Jumat and the Principal of Sekolah Kebangsaan Gudon, Hjh. Ainie Hj. Omar. – SM (fl)
Photo: Ernest Berinus
Media and Citra Division