Story by Abdul Razak Hussin
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TANGKAK, 30 Sept. 2011 – A three-day UKM Community Service Programme with participation by 120 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) students in three villages in Ledang, Johor, was well-received by the people.
During the programme, the students stayed with foster parents in Kampung Padang Lerek, Taman Mega and Sri Ma’mor.
The programme, organised by UKM and the Ministry of Higher Education, was officiated by Ledang Member of Parliament, Ir Hamim Samuri, in Kampung Padang Lerek, on 30 September.
Various activities were carried out in the programme including motivation development and new scientists. The students were also introduced to local culture and learn how to organise marraige ceremony.
Ir Hamim said from his observation, the villagers were very active with the presence of the students from UKM. Similar programmes carried out in Paya Mas and Tanjung Agas were also well-received.
However, he was worried that the gotong royong spirit appeared to be declining especially among people in small townships. He hoped with the presence of UKM students the gotong royong spirit could be invigorated.
He asked UKM to adopt the Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Sri Ma’mor as its adopted school together with its adopted school, Sekolah Menengah Seri Tangkak, so that the students would excell in their education.
Local dignitaries including Principal of UKM’s Kolej Tun Hussein Onn, Dr Azahan Awang were present.
Translated by Mohd Safar Hasim