18-20 August 2023 – Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), UKM, in collaboration with the Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia (YFBM), successfully organized the “Kembara Merdeka 66 Community Programme” held at Royal Belum, Gerik, Perak. This program was led by YBhg. Prof. ChM. Dr. Ishak Ahmad (Dean of Faculty of Science & Technology, UKM) and Mr. Johan bin Halid from (CEO of Yayasan Foodbank Malaysia).
The programme aimed to provide assistance and distribute dry food supplies to the indigenous community. Among the activities arranged by FST & YFBM were the distribution of 5.7 metric tons of food supplies and writing materials to 250 indigenous families of the Jahai ethnic group residing in the villages of Tiang River, Klewang River, Kejar River, and Tan Hain River. In order to celebrate the month of independence, the distribution session was accompanied by the singing of patriotic songs to evoke a sense of patriotism.
Furthermore, Delta Modeling and Analysis Center (DELTA) has agreed with YFBM to establish a collaborative relationship in analyzing the data of the food bank foundation’s community, with the aim of supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of No Poverty (SDG1) and Zero Hunger (SDG2).
Faculty of Science and Technology Student Association has successfully organised the “Orang Asli Village CSR with Food Bank Malaysia Foundation” program at Pos Yum, Sungai Siput, Perak on 9-11 July 2023.
This program was created as a result of PMFST’s collaboration with UKM’s FST Laboratory and Instrumentation Secretariat with the joint venture of the Malaysian Civil Defense Department, Food Bank Malaysia Foundation and Dana Kita.
FST personnels involved had the opportunity to get to know and be kind to the Temiar tribe’s indigenous community there. Various activities were carried out throughout the program including advocacy of infectious diseases as well as advocacy of menstrual poverty which received attention and encouraging response from the indigenous community in the village. A million thanks go to all parties involved in making this program a success, especially the solid support from the FST management.
The CEO Day @ UKM program jointly organized by the UKM Faculty of Science and Technology and the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) was officiated by Datuk Dr Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir, Member of the MPOC Board of Trustees, who is also the Director General of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB).
The one-day event was held at Chancellor Tun Abdul Razak’s Hall and was attended by more than 1,000 participants, mostly higher education students from UKM and other universities, Polytechnic Malaysia, as well as primary and secondary school students around Bangi.
True to its name, CEO Day provides a space for industry leaders to share their vast knowledge as well as inspire university students in pursuit of their chosen careers. Simultaneously with this event, exhibitions by 27 companies offering training and employment, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations, also held exhibitions to showcase their products and services.
Also present, Prof. Dr. Norhamidi Muhamad, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Generation & Infrastructure) and Ms. Belvinder Kaur Sron, Acting Chief Executive Officer & Director of Promotion and Corporate Communications of MPOC.
The “It’s Time For Our River” CSR programme was held on 26 June 2022 at 8.30 am at the Friends of Langat River (FOLR) Recreation Site, UKM. This program has been sponsored by the Etika Company Group in collaboration with FST and FOLR.
The programme was attended by Dato Seri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and President of Friends of River Malaysia (FORM), Prof Dato’ Ir. Ts. Dr. Othman A. Karim, Deputy President of FORM, Prof. ChM. Dr Ishak Ahmad, Dean of UKM’s Faculty of Science and Technology and officiated by Mr Santharuban Thurai Sundaram, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethical Company Group and Mr Nazurudeen Meerah Ghany, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Sustainability ambassador of the Etiqa Company Group.
A total of 300 participants consisting of FST students and staff, UKM eco-volunteers, Etiqa Company Group staff, FOLR Association, Indah Water Konsortium and CAVAdventures Association jointly carried out cooperative activities around the FOLR recreation area.
In addition, exhibitions were also held involving Centre for Insect Systematics (CIS), FOLR, Fun with Microbes and AiRBORNE Sense which uses drones to detect water pollution. Efforts to promote the research products of FST lecturers through mass media channels have been carried out on our website. Webinars and VLOG competitions have also been conducted and received favorable response. It is hoped that this program can foster public awareness and understanding of how important it is to care for and preserve the environment for the sake of future generations.
The “Ocean Clean-Up” community program, organized by the Selangor State Government and the Marine Ecosystem Research Center (EKOMAR), Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), UKM in collaboration with the Selangor Fisheries Department, was held on 29-31 May 2022 (in Pulau Redang, Terengganu) , 22-24 July 2022 (in Pulau Tenggol, Terengganu) and 1-3 September 2022 (in Pulau Tioman, Pahang).
Participation of this programme is limited to 30 participants. They consisted UKM’s divers, Selangor State Government’s divers, media participants, Fisheries Research Institute (FRI) participants and Malaysian Fisheries Department.
The community program was led by Mr. Mohd Shahrim Senik (Senior Science Officer, FST) and attended by Y.B. Tuan Haji Izham Hashim (Infrastructure and Agriculture Exco, Selangor State Government) as a representative of the Selangor State Government and YBhg Prof. ChM. Dr. Ishak Ahmad (Dean of FST) and YBhg. Prof. Dr. Zaidi Che Cob (Head of Marine Ecosystem Research Center (EKOMAR)).
The goal of this programme is to perform coral reef cleaning activities to remove Crown of Thorns (COTs) and marine litter, particularly ghost nets. In addition, our programme also conducts research on the effectiveness of using chemicals to eliminate COT thrush via research experiment performed at EKOMAR and hopefully publishes scientific papers.
Our initiative has contributed to the preservation and conservation of the coral reef environment from COT, which can harm corals. EKOMAR and FST genuinely hope that similar efforts will continue to preserve and conserve coral reefs.
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