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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Merdeka cheer for spastic children

Celebrating Merdeka together: MDIS Malaysia student volunteers pushing underprivileged children in 
wheelchairs around the school compound in Jalan Dato Menteri in Johor Baru.

Celebrating Merdeka together: MDIS Malaysia student volunteers pushing underprivileged children in wheelchairs around the school compound in Jalan Dato Menteri in Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Some 40 student volunteers came together to bring the Merdeka cheers to the underprivileged community from the Johor Spastic Children’s Association here.

The children were seen gleefully waving the flags as the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) Malaysia student volunteers helped to wheel them around the school’s compound in Jalan Dato Menteri here on Sept 2.

MDIS Malaysia’s sales and marketing assistant director Lynette Loo said that the initiative was part of MDIS’ goal of inspiring young hearts and minds.

“The joyful kids clutched mini Malaysia flags and waved them excitedly to their parents, teachers and special guests who graced the ceremony.

“As part of their Community Service programme, the student volunteers also participated in an impromptu dance presentation together with the kids,” she said.

Loo added that apart from academic curriculum, such initiative also offered opportunities for students’ holistic development and enhances community service experience.

She also said that as part of its global strategy, MDIS had recently inked a landmark deal with EduCity@Iskandar, making it the first private tertiary institution in Singapore to make its foray into Malaysia.

“MDIS, which is building a RM300 million dedicated campus in EduCity in Nusajaya, currently offers a series of Diploma programme to students.

“This is MDIS’ second overseas campus and also marks the first major deal made by a Singaporean group in Iskandar’s special economic zone,” she added.

Loo said that graduating students are also offered job-placement services through the MDIS Career Assistance Unit in Singapore.

Tags / Keywords: Community , Southern & Eastern Region , Family Community , Advertising Media , mdis , spastic , johor

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