Reaching out to the community
IN creating competent and empowered students with soft skills, a total of 435 students and 24 lecturers from PTPL College, Shah Alam, Selangor campus organised a study visit to Hatyai, Thailand recently.
This international exposure programme was organised by the School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts (SCA) and the Student & Career Development (SCD) of the college. This trip provided opportunities for students to study the tourism industry of other countries. In addition, this programme involved students directly in a community engagement programme to help the less fortunate.
The three-day, two-night trip was a valueadded programme called “Road To Hatyai” and was attended by students from various programmes from SCA. This trip gained recognition from The Malaysia Book Of Records for having “The Most Participants in an International Tour, 2013 Road to Hatyai”.
According to the SCA head Norsham Omar, the programme was meant to reach out to the community.
The students visited various places in Hatyai and were involved in several com- munity service works such as in Satun Muslim village, Kampung Tembelang, several mosques in Songkhla and the Songkhla Home For Children orphanage. They helped clean the mosque and orphanage as well as give away food supplies and money.
Students also helped villagers prepare lunch and perform cultural performances in the evening for everyone.
Students and lecturers from PTPL College, Shah Alam in Hatyai, Thailand.