THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY
– The Student Literary Club (KARMA), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) had recently organised School of Arts (SPS) Adopt-a-Child Programme at Pulau Mantanani, Kota Belud for two days involving 59 pupils of SK Pulau Mantanani.
A total of 11 KARMA club members and one UMS student took part in this programme organised by this Club at the island.
According to the Programme Director, Norasitah Abdul Kinu, the goal of the programme was beneficial for both sides especially to the pupils of SK Pulau Mantanani in terms of self-motivation, learning and community service.
“Increased motivation should be nurtured among the pupils of rural schools so that they would work hard and succeed in their studies,” she said.”
“Because of the distance, exposure towards the importance of studying and fostering motivation were given less attention and KARMA took the initiative to increase self-motivation of the pupils here,” added Norasitah who is also a native of this island before her family moved to Kota Belud.
In addition to the motivational talk, training-in-groups (LDK) was held throughout the programme. Among other activities held were talentime, appreciation dinner, telematch, jungle trekking and cleaning-up of the school. – CD – (FL)
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