Jelajah Prihatin UMP helps Kerdau community
TEMERLOH, 27 June 2022 - Jelajah Prihatin UMP with the Kerdau Community provided an opportunity for university students and staff to be with the community to conduct programmes after almost two years of being put on hold due to the spread of COVID-19.
The collaboration program between Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and the Kerdau State Legislative Council (DUN) involved 20 UMP volunteers involving various interesting activities for the local communities of all ages.
Among the activities were cooking bubur lambuk, educational exhibition and surau cleaning at Kampung Kuala Tekal.
There was also the handover of Yayasan UMP food pack and the delivery of solar lights at the Masjid Kampung Kuala Tekal and Ribath Al-Ba’alawi Kampung Kuala Tekal for use by the residents here.
The Chairman of the Pahang State Committee on Islamic Affairs and Education, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad, also expressed his appreciation to UMP and all the agencies involved in this programme with the community here.
Meanwhile, the UMP Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Ts. Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin said, the university would like to thank Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Syed Ibrahim who gave his trust and collaboration to make this programme successful.
“The organisation of this programme is part of the effort to strengthen good relations between universities and the local community in line with the slogan ‘Technology for Society‘ so that the existence of UMP is felt and the benefits of expertise are enjoyed by the people in the state,” he said.
The programme was also conducted in conjunction with UMP’s 20th Anniversary Celebration this year and at the same time UMP always exposes students to avoid being awkward with volunteer activities.
In addition to the donation of bubur lambuk for the people here, UMP also delivered food assistance to 20 families in need.
The daughter of one of the beneficiaries, Juliana Abdul Razak, 30, thanked UMP and Yang Berhormat Dato’ Sri Syed Ibrahim for handing over a bed for her father as he is currently bedridden due to liver cancer.
In addition to UMP, the agencies involved were Bomba, Kolej Widad and Universiti Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah (UnIPSAS) which held an educational exhibition and conducted free health checks for Kampung Kuala Tekal community.
By: Nor Salwana Mohammad Idris, Corporate Communications Unit, The Office of The Vice-Chancellor
Translation by: Dr. Rozaimi Abu Samah, Engineering College/Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology