Going green as a social duty

Students separating recyclable items after collecting them at several locations in Cyberjaya, Puchong and Putrajaya in the ‘Go Green’ programme.

ABOUT 150 students from Multimedia University (MMU) gained practical experience and an education on the ‘Go Green’ programme, in collaboration with non-governmental organisation Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia.

The programme was part of Personal Social Responsibility (PSR), a service learning subject, that was introduced by Learning Institute for Empowerment (LiFE) of MMU to equip students with the awareness and values of personal social responsibility through theoretical and practical approaches.

Students and lecturers at the start of the programme.

Students and lecturers at the start of the programme

During the programme, the students were exposed to the values and practical knowledge of PSR, adapting to community culture and environment, improving skills in group work, sociocultural ethics, communication skills and cognitive development related to social and community service.

“This subject is important for university students as it can equip them with values of personal social responsibility through theoretical and practical approaches,” said MMU LiFE senior lecturer Wei Hui Suan.

This awareness and learning is highly required in today’s society, thus making PSR an important subject for the development of soft skills and service spirit among students, she added.

The students raised public awareness about environment pollution, garbage separation as well as collected recyclable items at separate locations such as at Alamanda Shopping Center Putrajaya, Tsu Chi Puchong Jaya Recycle Centre and MMU Cyberjaya.

Wei said “Go Green” education should be promoted through the realisation of personal and social responsibility.

“MMU was certainly proud to be part of this drive,” she said.

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