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130 Join Race for Light Up Borneo Charity Run

THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER – A total of 130 participants took part in the 'Light Up Borneo' Charity Run organised by the IEEE Association, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), recently.

The flag-off was done by the Deputy Dean of Student Affairs and Alumni, Faculty of Engineering (FKJ) UMS, Dr. Razak Mohd Ali Lee at 7.30 am.

Participants ran the seven kilometres involving a number of routes around the university before returning to the faculty as the finishing point.

According to a statement from IEEE, the main goal of the programme was to raise funds to donate to Light Up Borneo.

Light Up Borneo is a non-governmental organisation that aim to improve the living standards of rural communities who are still isolated from development.

The statement added that volunteers will go to these remote areas to help the community there set up a generator so they can have access to electricity.

The closing and handover of contributions to representative of Light Up Borneo, BK Ong were done by the Dean of FKJ, Professor Ir. Dr. Rosalam Sarbatly.

A total of RM2,000 was collected through the charity run besides the Electric and Electronic Dinner held last May.

Prof. Rosalam also presented prizes to winners of the three categories; male, female and open. – SS (fl)

Source: Norhana Nordin, HEP


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