UKM’s Buddiez Programme For School Children


By Haslina Ramlee (UPM Intern)
Pix Abd Ra’ai Osman

BANGI, 1 December 2014 – The National University of Malaysia’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club and its Johore Students Association (Permaj) have undertaken a programme aimed at helping primary school pupils understand the importance of lifelong education and critical thinking.

Some 20 student volunteers and 30 secretariat members of the two groups were involved in the programme known as Buddiez which is also aimed at motivating the pupils on how to address social ills while improving their morale.

A total of 60 standard five pupils from the Taman Cendana National School in Pasir Gudang, Johore came to the UKM campus to participate. It was inaugurated by the principal of the Abdul Rahim kajai residential college Prof Dr Roslee Raji here recently.

Buddiez Programme Director Mohd Sabri bin Leman said the programme is to foster a spirit of cooperation between the pupils and the student facilitators while indirectly building close relationships among the facilitators.

Mohd Sabri said most of the activities carried out had also benefitted both the pupils and facilitators in fostering positive attitudes as well as imbuing the need for tolerance and cooperation in accommodating their various needs.