The Bakti Siswa BAIDURI Programme, a brainchild of BAIDURI President, Datin Seri DiRaja Saripah Zulkifli, was launched by Raja Puan Besar Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, at the Chief Minister’s residence recently.
The objectives of the programme are multi-fold. They are to provide BAIDURI (Association of State Assemblymen’s Wives) members an opportunity to share experiences with university students, to organise community services, to instil the spirit of volunteerism and to create an avenue for students to offer their views on nation-building. Ultimately, these ideals will make the students be more competitive and become people of integrity.
The first activity of the programme, held earlier in the day, was a gathering of university students, organised by student advisory council – Majlis Perundingan Mahasiswa Perak. Over 300 female students from all over the country participated in a series of dialogues aimed at helping them to face challenges on campus and in the working world.
Participants received certificates at the end of the day-long programme. Ten students from disadvantaged backgrounds received bursaries from BAIDURI President.