Cul­ti­vat­ing com­pas­sion

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - EDUCATION GUIDE -

FORTY-one stu­dents from Man­age­ment & Sci­ence Univer­sity (MSU) par­tic­i­pated in a com­mu­nity ser­vice project at Pusat Ja­gaan OKU Nur in Ta­man Tasik Ti­ti­wangsa, Kuala Lumpur, re­cently. The cen­tre takes care of se­nior cit­i­zens and people with men­tal ill­ness.

Aptly called MSU UCom­mu­nity: Well­ness “Great­est Love of All” pro­gramme, it was or­gan­ised by the Stu­dent & Ca­reer De­vel­op­ment Depart­ment as part of MSU’s U-Com­mu­nity: From Univer­sity to Com­mu­nity project, which fo­cuses on five main ar­eas – or­phans, orang asli, ur­ban poor, the en­vi­ron­ment and well­ness.

Pro­gramme di­rec­tor Hasanah Ami­rah Rosli, a sec­ond-year stu­dent in Bach­e­lor’s in Nu­tri­tion, said the visit had a pro­found im­pact on her on the plight of the hand­i­capped and the el­derly.

“The event is one of the many ways the stu­dents see for them- selves the chal­lenges the less for­tu­nate face.

“Such vol­un­tary ac­tiv­i­ties build our self-con­fi­dence and soft skills to face up to fu­ture chal­lenges. There are many dis­ad­van­taged people in our midst and we can do our bit to help them,” she said.

The pro­gramme was one of the main ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised by MSU to­wards de­vel­op­ing per­sonal skills. These value-added com­mu­nity pro­grammes are aimed at ex­pos­ing stu­dents to com­mu­ni­ty­based ac­tiv­i­ties and en­hanc­ing the so­cial re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of MSU as an in­sti­tu­tion that cares.

For de­tails on pro­grammes of­fered by MSU, con­tact the Coun­selling & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Depart­ment at 03-5521 6868. You can also SMS by typ­ing in MSUINFO<space>name<space> e-mail and send­ing it to 019-341 9152, 016-356 8251 or 012-249 6551. Al­ter­na­tively, log on to www.msu.edu.my

The MSU com­mu­nity project fo­cuses on five main ar­eas – or­phans, orang asli, ur­ban poor, the en­vi­ron­ment and well­ness.

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