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‘UMS and the Community’ Student Volunteers Create Positive Impact

THURSDAY, 12 MAY – Student Volunteers Mission, ‘UMS and the Community’ organised by Student Volunteers Foundation (YSS) Alumni from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) recently achieved their objectives at four villages.

Programme Director, Mohd Farhan Firdaus Jeffri said, the volunteer mission jointly organised with the Student Representatives Council (MPP) and the Student Affairs Department (HEP) brought about successful impact to Kampung (Kg) Bantayan, Tamparuli; Kg. Kindu, Tuaran; Kg. Pukak, Kiulu and Kg. Pengkalan Abai, Kota Kinabalu.

“This programme involving 70 UMS students successfully held a few activities, which included repairing of school huts, pedestrian walkways, road hump, and gotong-royong with the villagers,” he said in a statement.

Firdaus said, the programme which was conducted simultaneously in four villages was held for 3 days with various activities included ‘Bicara Siswa’, which hoped to inspire pupils of primary and secondary schools.

“More interestingly is that UMS student volunteers also organised a medical examination in all four villages involved , in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Health Clinic.

“Such programmes should make an impact and lasting impression on students to train themselves to become leaders of student volunteers who will contribute to society and the nation,” he said.

For the record, all student volunteers underwent a Special Action Course (KTK) as physical and mental preparation before joining the volunteerism mission. - (fl)

Source: UMS Student Volunteers Foundation Alumni


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