STUDENTS from the Curtin Volunteers (CV) unit of Curtin University Sarawak in Miri are reaching out further into the community in their effort to help the poor and needy folk.
These students have been actively involved in various welfare projects aimed at assisting needy sections of the society.
The volunteers recently came together to organise the CV Neon Sunset Run 2015 to raise much needed funds for the community welfare projects.
The colourful and funfilled run over a 6km course near the campus in Kuala Baram district saw more than 1,600 participants from the university and also from the public.
Organising chairperson Emily Lilian said it was wonderful to see so many students and members of the public coming to take part to give their support for charity.
“We do not have to be perfect to help spread joy to someone in need. All we need is a willing and kind heart. We thank all participants for supporting the good cause of raising funds in aid of the needy in our community,” she said.
“The volunteers look forward to engaging more with our community and our next priority project is to help instal water tanks for needy folks in Kuala Baram.”
Recently, the CV students reached out to orphans of the Rumah Anak Amal Kesayangan Kami in Miri City.
The volunteers spent a day teaching the kids how to draw and also gave English language lessons.
They also brought the orphans on field trips to places of interest in Miri city.
CV is a non-profit organisation that is runned by Curtin students for charity and welfare purposes.