Young MERCY &
Developing a competent and ethical professional with the passion to care for others is at the core of what we do at CUCMS.
Volunteerism is a major part of these efforts and it is instilled through the Young MERCY programme which is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
Young MERCY is a two-credit hour co-curricular programme which is part of the teaching and learning process at CUCMS. It was developed in conjunction with MERCY Malaysia.
The programme complements the development of psychomotor skills by having more student-centered activities that are related to disaster relief.
Extracurricular activities under various student societies are also frequently conducted, including community and health camps.
The programme consists of indoor sessions that include lectures, small group discussions, proposal write-ups, debriefing and reflection sessions.
Outdoor activities range from environmental and animal protection, helping orphans and spastic children, to flood relief efforts.
Basic knowledge of humanitarian relief is also taught through the Disaster and Relief Medicine Course while the Young MERCY programme concentrates on the practical aspects of volunteerism. CUCMS students undergo Basic Volunteer and Mission Training before being given the opportunity to get involved in the planning and implementation of a humanitarian project.