TUESDAY, 1 DECEMBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students recently visited theTambunan Orphanage Home and spent some time with the 120 inmates of the home.
The programme was organised by the ‘Seni Khat’ Course of the Curriculum and Development Centre for Students (PKPP) iin cooperation with UMS Islamic Centre involving 80 students of UMS headed by the course lecturer, Jimmis Jumaat.
According to Jimmis, the programme was among others to foster relationship between university students and inmates of welfare homes such as the Tambunan Orphanage Home.
“This programme puts the five soft skills into practice; communication skill, critical thinking and problem-solving, teamwork, professional moral and ethics and leadership skills,” he said.
He added, several activities that were based on team-building were carried out with the orphans ranging from young children to adolescents could also enhance creativity thereby uncover the talents of the children.
Besides organising activities with the inmates of the Tambunan Orphanage Home, he said that UMSdelegation also presented cash donation, sports equipment, books and pencil cases in preparation for the coming school next year.
“It is hoped that with UMS’ efforts in bringing its students to actively conduct community activities such as this would be made an example to the public especially government and private agencies in promoting awareness of theplight and challenges of the less fortunate,” said Jimmis. – (fl)