MONDAY, 07 OCTOBER – About 25 students from The School of Psychology and Social Work (SPKS) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) exercised their duty in social work with the Kg. Numbak fire victims.
Moral support and psychological help from the students and staff of SPKS helped eased the victims’ burden who are now placed at the Menggatal Community Hall as a temporary shelter.
A student who only wanted to be known as Nur said, even though the contributions might not be enough but she and her course mates wanted to share the burden suffered by the fire victims.
“We hope that all staff and students of SPKS could be with us today and empathise with the victims who clearly need our assistance besides receiving help in the form of goods,” she said.
When asked on the aid given, Nur said that in doing social work we should not expect anything in return or being appreciated, but that would be the measure of sincerity.
The fire which occurred last Tuesday had left 74 families homeless and now placed at the Menggatal Community Hall. - FL
By Faezah Mohamad Dun