Students lend a Hope-ful touch


By AVA LAI

Feel-good factor: Executive College students and Hope Place volunteers giving essential food and household items to a needy family.

KUCHING: A food donation drive known as “Give2015” by Executive College (EC) in collaboration with Hope Place Kuching was held recently.

In conjunction with the donation drive, EC students and staff, together with volunteers of Hope Place, delivered the items to four selected families supported by Hope Place.

Hope Place is a non-governmental organisation that contributes essential food, personal care and household items to the 123 poor and less fortunate families in the urban and rural areas of Kuching under its care.

Organised for the first time, the donation drive was an initiative by EC Year 2 students of Diploma in Quantity Surveying as part of their compulsory MPU co-curriculum project.

EC students and staff also contributed in terms of food such as rice, cooking oil, instant noodles, Milo, canned food and personal care items such as diapers for both adults and children. The total contribution amounted to more than RM4,000.

Through this project, EC students would have the ability to apply soft skills, especially on community management, which valueed transparency, engaging with various constituencies, soliciting feedback, promoting inclusion, and supporting and sharing other people’s ideas.

Students who helped to deliver the items learnt more about social issues that existed in today’s society and gained first-hand experience to learn how they could take part to help solve community needs.

Meanwhile, EC will be conducting Info Day at its campus on Aug 15 from 9am to 4 pm. There will be campus tour, student counselling, demonstration of innovative teaching and learning facilities, personality test, interactive games and mystery gifts to give away. Parents and students will also have the chance to meet with respective programme heads.

Registration for September 2015 intake is now open. For more information, call 082-345 680.

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