Kelab Penyayang Wins MoE’s Volunteerism Cup | Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences

Madam Noriana Abdullah, the Club’s Advisor expressed her appreciation, saying, “I always believe that volunteerism is beyond just helping people, it creates a positive energy within ourselves and the will to help those in need.”

CUCMS Kelab Penyayang Wins 1st Place for the Minister of Education’s Volunteerism Cup competition

 Cyberjaya, 18th October 2018 – Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences’ (CUCMS) Kelab Penyayang was named as Overall Winner of the Minister of Education’s Volunteerism Cup 2018 at the Kelab Penyayang Summit 2018 on 14th October 2018. The competition was the brainchild of Yayasan Budi Penyayang with an aim of fostering the spirit of volunteerism among students of higher learning institutions in Malaysia.

The closing ceremony was officiated by Dato’ Kamel bin Mohammad, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Education (KPT) in front of over 20 participating universities. Dato’ Kamel then presented the Overall Winners award to Prof. Dr Abdul Latiff Mohamed, CUCMS’ Deputy President (Student Affairs and Alumni) and the team.

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This marked a milestone for the university and it’s Kelab Penyayang. Prof. Dr Abdul Latiff Mohamed, said at the event, “We are glad to see our students applying their knowledge to help the community, especially those in Pusat Jagaan Al-Fikrah, Kajang.”

The selection of winners was based on the team that proposed the most innovative, highly impactful and practical community project. The winning team was given a trophy and RM25,000 to implement the community project.

Madam Noriana Abdullah, the Club’s Advisor expressed her appreciation, saying, “Thank you to Yayasan Budi Penyayang for the opportunity and CUCMS for the endless support shown during most of our activities. I always believe that volunteerism is beyond just helping people, it creates a positive energy within ourselves and the will to help those in need.”4

The project named ‘Tautan Kasih’ represented five activities carried out throughout this initiative namely Static Clinic, Medical Checkup, ‘Mind, Body & Soul’, Psychology and Physiotherapy. The team focused on providing medical treatment to senior citizens at the Static Clinic and collecting information of their physical and mental state during the Medical Checkup. The third stage, ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ is an approach to guide them on how to cope with feelings, moods and emotions that will help reduce stress levels. Lastly, the physiotherapy treatment seeks to strengthen patients’ physical movement and part of the team’s focus were also bedridden residents of Pusat Jagaan Al-Fikrah.

“The team had invested much of their time and commitment to achieve this victory. It does not only give us the opportunity to serve and help the senior citizens at Pusat Jagaan Al-Fikrah but to also learn from them as well. We believe that it is a two-way communication and both parties will benefit from this programme.” said, Muhammad Aiman bin Saadun, Project Director and Year 2 Bachelor of Psychology student.

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