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Orang Asli student community outreach programme

By: Noor Eszereen Juferi

Photo by: Marina Ismail

 

PULAU CAREY, Jan 29 - About 100 Year 1 to 6 students and 50 Orang Asli families of the Mah Meri ethnic group participated in the Kiddie Foodie & Waste Champ community outreach programme for Orang Asli students at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Bumbun (A) here.

The programme, which started in late 2019, aims to improve understanding of nutrition and recycling among the Orang Asli community.

Head of the programme, Dr. Mohd Salahuddin Mohd Basri. said the students were exposed to the method of implementation in the learning of Science and Mathematics, as well as stimulating innovation of the children and community in using food ingredients in cooking.

"It is my hope that the Orang Asli students will take the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in this programme for future use," he said.

He said the programme also brought the campus and the community closer which allows UPM to continue serving and contributing to the community.

Also present at the programme were member of the Dewan Negara, Senator of the Orang Asli community, Dato 'Isa Ab. Hamid and UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs & Alumni), Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman.

The programme is co-organised by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Human Ecology of UPM in collaboration with Nestle Products Sdn. Bhd., Restaurant Ali Maju Sdn. Bhd. and Elite Gears Enterprise. - UPM

Date of Input: 28/02/2020 | Updated: 28/02/2020 | hairul_nizam

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