Oleh Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo UniKL RCMP
TAIPING: A total of 70 students and lecturers from Pharmaceutical Technology, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak (UniKL RCMP) participated in the ‘Beast-ie Flourish’ community service program at Taiping Zoo & Night Safari last Sunday.
This program in collaboration with the Taiping Zoo and the Pharmaceutical Technology Student Society, UniKL RCMP is led by Muhammad Nur Idham Yusni, a first-year Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Technology (Honours) student.
It is also part of the WEB 20202 Professional English 1 course assignment under the supervision of General Studies Unit Lecturer, UniKL RCMP, Ahmad Shahir Mohd Sahran.
Starting as early as 8am, the program started with a speech from the Zoo Taiping and was followed by a body stretching session followed by aerobics.
The main activity for this program is the cleaning of the zoo under the supervision of appointed officers. Students are divided into five groups in different locations.
They managed to collect almost 50 packages of garbage consisting of dry leaves, tissues and plastic bottles. Students were also given the opportunity by zoo staff to experience feeding certain animals.
In addition, students distributed brochures containing information on 3R-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle to foster civic awareness among visitors.
Meanwhile, in the afternoon, the program continued with an ‘explorace’ activity to expand knowledge about animals and increase team spirit among students.
Beast-ie Flourish ended with a gift and souvenir presentation session followed by a photography session at exactly 5.30pm.
The UniKL RCMP expressed its highest appreciation to all parties involved directly and indirectly in making this program a success.
Special appreciation is given to the company TH Alam Management (M) Sdn Bhd for its willingness to sponsor a large part of the program’s expenses.
Pharmaceutical Technology Student Society Advisor, UniKL RCMP, ChM. Dr. Mazlin Mohideen said that she hopes that this program will be beneficial and have a great impact on the participants and also help them apply the virtues they acquired in their daily lives.