THURSDAY, 24 MARCH – Six Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) students were among 100 who volunteered to join the YSS ASEAN Student Volunteers Mission organised by the Student Volunteers Foundation (YSS) for three weeks that ended on 8 March.
The six were, Mohd. Farhan Firdaus Jeffri, Glenna Mouren, Siti Nurhidayah Samsudin, Aina Nasuha Asman, Mohd Afi Haziq Sapili and Saibie Saiba.
The project provided opportunities for the volunteers to contribute to repairing public amenities at villages such as Kampung Batang Lupar, Kampung Nyimoh and Kampung Nanga Temalat located at Song District.
Among them were, building or an arch at every village, pedestrian walkway, painting of school walls and laboratory room including touch-ups to the school and tuition areas for the school students.
The finale of the YSS ASEAN Volunteers Mission to Sarawak was officiated by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development cum Member of Parliament for Batang Lupar, Dato’ Sri Hajah Rohani Hj. Ab. Karim.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Associate Professor Dr. Ismail Ali supported the volunteerism effort and hoped that the same mission would be conducted at UMS where repairing of public amenities could be done. – (fl)
Source: Nurlina Arappe