Volunteerism Reaches Out

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After the launching on March 26 of ‘Volunteerism II: Continuing the Legacy’ campaign, which is a continuation of ‘Volunteerism Campaign: Volunteers Work for Change’, Public Relations (PR) students of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) initiated the outreach activities for the campaign on April 13.

Volunteerism Reaches Out1The first volunteerism campaign was held in 2011 where final-year UTAR PR students helped set up a ‘U-Liang’ library in Tronoh Mines New Village. In the second campaign, a joint project with Kampar district council, present final-year PR students followed their seniors’ footsteps to improve the lives of the villagers.

“Doing good [deeds] to the society is a responsibility that each and everyone of us should undertake,” said Home Affairs Deputy Minister Dato’ Lee Chee Leong, when launching the outreach activities of Volunteerism II campaign at the new village recently.

Earlier he congratulated the students for their unyielding efforts and contributions in making the campaign a success. He added, “Through the outreach activities such as health checks, gotong-royong and education workshops, the students will show how much they are willing to contribute and truly care for the well being of the Tronoh Mines New Village community.”

“The campaign activities are aimed at improving the lives of the Tronoh Mines community and to instil a sense of volunteerism among the public and students,” said Lim Jean Nie, director of the parent campaign of volunteerism campaigns UTAR PR Campaign 2013.

“We hope that more youths like us and the public of Kampar will become more proactive in community services.”

The ceremony also saw Lim handing over a donation of RM20,000 to Tronoh Mines Community Club formally known as U-Liang Library. Volunteerism Reaches Out2

Also present at the ceremony were Kampar district councillor Tuan Haji Abdul Hakim bin Haji Ibrahim and his secretary Nor Akmal bin Yang Ghazali, Dato’ Lee’s special assistant Daniel Wa Wai How, MCA Kampar Division Deputy Chairman Chang Gwo Chyang, Tronoh Mines New Village Head Cheah Ah Low, Sin Min primary school principal Yee Chun Weng, UTAR Vice President Dr Teh Chee Seng, UTAR Faculty of Arts and Social Science Dean Dr Cheah Phaik Kin and her deputy Gan Pei Lee.

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  1. SMK Main Convent helps saving the Environment
    SMK Convent Ipoh held a GO GREEN project to reduce, reuse and recycle the school’s discarded waste. This go green project which lasted for a month was organized by our school’s Interact club which was supervised by the principle Pn.Nalini, teacher advisor Miss Koghiwaliti and with the help of Hooi Zi Mun the Vice President and Sangeeta Kaur the Publicity Director.
    In this collaboration of students and teachers, the Interact club managed to collect a large sum of recyclable items which comprised mostly of paper, tin cans and plastic bottles by distributing cardboard boxes to each and every class as a makeshift recycling bin. The students of SMK Convent did their part by discarding their empty plastic bottles, aluminum tin cans, pieces of scrap paper and drink cartons into these boxes instead of just throwing them all into the waste paper basket which will then be sent to a land field and left to decay. A quiz was also held to get the students to not only join this project but to enjoy and have fun doing it.
    Not only did they help bring awareness to the students by having quizzes and recycling their waste, the Interact club had decided to reuse some of the recycled items such as the hard cardboard back of a test pad and discarded plain paper to be turned into a notebook which will then be sold to students and teachers. The money collected from the sale of the notebooks will then be donated to the school as a small contribution. The other recyclable items will be sold and the money collected will be donated to the school to buy recycling bins.
    Our aim for this project is to not only enlighten the students of SMK Convent but to also reach out to the people of Ipoh about this act of conservation of nature and care for the environment and that with the public’s support and cooperation to reduce, reuse and recycle unwanted things we can make Ipoh a more eco-friendly place.

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