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“Giving Back” Youth Service Project

70 youths and students gathered at SJK(T) Sungai Manggis, Banting, Selangor on 27 January 2024, a Saturday morning for the community service project themed “Giving Back”. This project was organised by Ajar-Ajar Malaysia to promote volunteerism and public-mindedness among youth and students through community service.

The project was supported by the Parliamentary Service Center of Kuala Langat, ADUN Banting, Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Malaysia, Women’s Federation for World Peace Malaysia and Pertubuhan Pembangunan Dan Pendidikan Masyarakat Daerah Kuala Langat (PPPMDKL).

Mr. Haridass Ramasamy, Kuala Langat Parliamentary Coordinator and ADUN Banting,YB Papparaidu Veraman represented by Councillor from Kuala Langat Municipal Council, Mr. Tan Wee King were among the special guests who attended this one-day event.

In his opening remarks, Mr Haridass commended the organisers for putting up this meaningful programme as a precious opportunity for the young students to engage in community service in addition to growing their leadership skills.

The participants, consisting of students from the Tamil school and youth volunteers from local universities and colleges, worked in groups guided by school teachers and staff. The youth and students spent the morning beautifying the school premises by planting mulberry saplings, decorating used tyres with paint as well as re-painting the school fence.

In the second part of the programme, participants attended an inspiring sharing session by youth trainer, Ms Goh Ping In. She led the youth in group discussions to identify social issues faced by the local community and propose creative solutions to address these issues. Among the issues discussed were vandalism, cyberbullying, flash floods, and others.

“We wish to work with like-minded organisations and institutions to create more platforms for the young generation to develop good character while discovering their talents and leadership qualities through service for others,” said Mr Lai Peng Keong, Secretary General of Universal Peace Federation.

One of the college students who was an alumni of the school found the social service programme to be very fun and rewarding and would like to encourage his friends to participate in volunteer activities.

In the closing ceremony, Councillor Mr Tan Wee King presented certificates to all participants after sharing words of encouragement to the students. The event concluded with the distribution of food baskets by Dato’ Gopi Nathan Arunachalam, President of PPPMDKL and Ambassador for Peace of UPF, Mdm Lina Cheng, President of WFWP Malaysia and Mr. Joachim Ng, Vice President of UPF Malaysia to 20 disadvantaged families in the area of Banting.

Also present at the event was Mdm Ng Hwee Bee, Organising Chairperson of “Giving Back” Youth Service Project, Mdm Lina Cheng, President of WFWP Malaysia, Mr. Joachim Ng, Vice President of UPF Malaysia and Mr. Muniyandy a/l Rangaswamy, Principal of SJK(T) Sungai Manggis.

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