FRIDAY, 07 JUNE – Student Residential College Cemerlang Dinamik (CD) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) had recently organised a student rural experience (SIRINTIS 1/2013) at Kampung Limau-Limauan, Kudat. The three day programme was done with the aim of giving opportunities to students in gaining experience outside of campus life and to taste for themselves the way of life with their foster families.
The programme was officiated by the College Advisor Fellow, Dr. Mohamad Nizam Nazarudin. In his speech, he urged all participants to assist their foster families by using their knowledge and skills learned at the university. He also hoped that this programme would be continued in future. Also present at the ceremony were the Village Head of Kampung Limau-Limauan, Tuan Shariff Idriss Sharif Afiq, sponsors and villages.
The programme was the first of its kind organised by this EcoCampus University and a way to produce students who are competitive with strong mental and physical abilities. It also acted as a link to build close rapport with the community there in line with the concept of student-community relations.
Indirectly this programme fuels the spirit of the villagers especially the young generation to continue their studies to the ivory tower besides giving them a glimpse of the life of a university student. Besides accepting foster children, each family participating in the programme also received kitchen utensils.
Kampung Limau-Limauan is located in the Kudat district and is strategically located near the sea to facilitate the search for sea produce and for land transport. – FL
Source: Kolej CD, UMS
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