Youths to serve their village

Support for education: Wee (second from left) presenting the mock cheque to Goh (forth from left) to assist the schools’s programmes and activities.

YONG PENG: Three volunteers of the New Village Youth Development Committee (JKKK Belia) are looking forward to serve youths as well as well as community at their village.

Tan Ket Han, 16, Chang Cie Jie, 19, and Looi Yin Sing, 23, were interested to join the JKKK Belia of Kampung Baru Lam Lee as they wanted to serve the young people in the village.

Looi, a final-year student of the Computer Science Studies from University Malaya hoped she would be able to attract youths in the programmes specially tailored for them.

“My involvement in student societies in the university is an added advantage for me to outline the suitable programmes and activities for them,” she said in an interview with StarMetro.

Looi, secretary of the JKKK Belia of Kampung Baru Lam Lee said this at the swearing-in-ceremony of the JKKK and JKKK Belia committee members of five new villages in the Ayer Hitam constituency at the Ayer Hitam MCA division service centre here.

The event was witnessed by Minster in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong who is also MCA deputy president and Ayer Hitam MP.

“Although I will probably working in Kuala Lumpur, I will make time to come back to the village and serve on the JKKK Belia,” she said.

Chang, a student from Yong Peng Chinese High School hoped he would be able to polish his leadership skills while serving as a committee member of the JKKK Belia.

He said it was timely to have the JKK Belia as it would be able to understand the needs and aspirations of the youngsters in the village.

“I didn’t see my involvement as a volunteer interfering with my studies as most of the activities and programmes were only be held on weekends,” said Chang.

Meanwhile, Tan said among the programmes and activities to be held to attract youngsters in the village include free tuition classes, extreme sport, summer camps and social works.

“We welcome ideas and suggestions from the young as they know what is good for them,” adding the JKKK Belia was a good platform to promote the spirit of voluntarism.

Earlier, in another event, Wee presented a mock cheque of RM52,888.00 to Yong Peng Chinese High School principal Goh Chin Poh.

He said the money was raised to assist the Independent School to carry its programmes and activities for the students as well as to assist pupils from the underprivileged families.

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