| Rokiah Mahmud |
AS PART of their commitment in helping and serving the community, students from Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) yesterday held various community-service activities at Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam in Bengkurong.
The activities were organised by the Community Service Committee of KUPU SB’s Student’s Representatives Council, and was joined by some 25 students. Among the activities that the students carried out at the centre included cleaning the premises, painting its buildings and beautifying its surroundings.
The day began with a short briefing by Director of Policy and Planning Trustee of Pusat Ehsan, Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Rahman.
In an interview with Haji Ali Hardi bin Haji Mohammed, Assistant Lecturer at KUPU SB who was also leading the group, he explained that the community service is part of the university’s semester-break programme.
According to Haji Ali Hardi, among the objectives of the programme included generating new experiences for the students by enhancing their knowledge; to develop positive and steadfast attitudes among the students in facing challenges in their life; promoting the spirit of cooperation, tolerance and helping each other in performing their duties and responsibilities; as well as to foster closer ties among the students.
“As KUPU SB is part of the Asia-Pacific University Community Engagement Network (APUCEN), community-based programmes like this will hopefully further enhance and promote KUPU SB’s students to be more involved in helping the society.
“At the same time, it is hoped that the programme will be able to fulfil the objectives of APUCEN, which is to create beneficial relationships and partnerships with communities in order to address their issues and needs, along with a commitment to share, which is guided by mutual respect among partners,” he explained.
KUPU SB also plans to aid not only in terms of monetary contributions, but also with their expertise in helping people with special needs.