FRIDAY, 12 JULY –
For the purpose of nurturing the spirit of self-involvement towards improving the well-being of locals, the Management and Professional Non-academic Officers Universiti Malaysia Sabah (PPUMS) had organised a Corporate Social Responsibility activity through its Public Service Programme at the Putera Harapan Orphanage, Ranau recently.
The PPUMS delegation consisted of 13 members headed by its Welfare Bureau Head, Azmi Jumat was warmly welcomed by the inmates of the orphanage who had been eagerly awaiting for their arrival. The representative of Putera Harapan Orphanage Management, Wani also welcomed the move by PPUMS whilst informing them that the centre had children ranging from the age of 7-11 years old.
The delegation spent some time with the 20 inmates of the home including preparing some light refreshments for the children. They also helped build a sepak takraw court at the premises. Staff from UMS Health Centre then presented a talk on health care to the inmates of the Putera Harapan Orphanage.
The President of PPUMS, No’man Hj Ahmad presented contributions by members and individuals to Wani who represented the home. Among the contributions were daily needs such as rice and kitchen utensils, clothings, medicines, sports equipment and stationeries including books and school shoes.
The PPUMS social awareness programme not only gave the opportunity for its members to interact with inmates and management of the Orphanage but also to share with the inmates their own experiences so that they would be more motivated in their every day routine. Thus Azmi Jumat, who was the Head of the Public Service Programme, urged government agencies and private companies including individuals to help with the Orphanage and to give monetary contributions or daily basic needs to the home. – FL
Source: Management and Professional Non-academic Officers Association Universiti Malaysia Sabah (PPUMS) Information and Media Section, Corporate Relations Division