FRIDAY, 18 JULY – The involvement of 30 volunteers from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), which sent aid to the fire victims at Kunak recently highlighted UMS’ concerns and responsibilities to the community.The efforts mobilised by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FPSK), UMS also had the support of the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (MERCY) Malaysia Sabah Branch and UMS Four Wheel Drive Volunteers Club
According to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation UMS, Prof. Dr. Shahril Yusof, charitable activities such as this had become UMS social responsibility in helping to ease the plight of those affected by misfortune such as the fire incident that had destroyed 150 squatter homes.
“For this purpose, a total of 60 tents and hygienic kits were distributed by UMS and Mercy Malaysia and will be delivered to those affected,” he said when met by Chancellery Media.
He added that the idea to contribute tents rose as this method was also practiced in countries such as Japan and Thailand, which used tents as temporary shelters.
“Contributions in the form of foodstuff, clothing and the like have been widely given and these tents will be especially used by women,” he added.
Besides contributing tents, UMS volunteers had also helped to set up those tents at the Kunak Community Hall. – CD (fl)
Source: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FPSK)
Media and Citra Division