UiTM students ‘Loving Hands Project’ extends from Shah Alam to Bangkok

02 Jan 2024 06:55pm

SHAH ALAM - A total of 20 members of the Student Representative Council (SRC) UiTM Shah Alam, in collaboration with Global Peace Mission (GPM) Malaysia and Student Government Chulalongkorn University (SGCU) organised the Asean Leadership BenchMax 2023 programme held in Bangkok, Thailand, recently.

The content of Asean Leadership BenchMax 2023 which took place between Dec 26 and 30 includes a forum titled ‘Empowering Leaders Towards Culturalism, Research, Innovation and Mental Well-Being’ which focused on the aspects of culture, research, innovation and mental well-being.

The programme also entailed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project named ‘Loving Hands Project.

Programme director Nur Fatini Hazan said the ‘Loving Hands Project’ saw participants provided support to Baan Hathairak Orphanage community through collective efforts and contributed daily necessities to those in need.

“This programme offered valuable experiences to the participants in developing themselves holistically through public speaking, cultural exchanges, and the understanding of the student leadership system in Thailand,” she said.

The primary objective of the programme, she said, was to fulfill UiTM's aspiration to become a Globally Renowned University (GRU) by 2025 in the aspects of science, technology, humanity and entrepreneurship alongside carrying out CSR programme on the international level to engulf the leadership aspect.

Among those who were present during the programme include UiTM’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs) Professor Dr Mohd Sazili Shahibi and Chulalongkorn University Student Affairs Assistant President Assistant Professor Prin Jhearmaneechotechai, among others.

During the initiative, the SRC also paid a courtesy visit to the Malaysian Embassy in Thailand, with aim to understand the embassy's functions in a foreign country and introduce Malaysian cultural arts to the local community through a flash mob event held at Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok.

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“This programme involves several agencies and institutions such as the Malaysian Embassy in Thailand, Orphanage & Chulalongkorn University.”