Kelab Penyayang UoC help ease villagers’ lives through Jelajah Penyayang 3.0

“JeP 3.0 is definitely one of the best highlights of my university life”

Cameron Highlands, 28th January 2020 – 43 students from the University of Cyberjaya’s Kelab Penyayang recently travelled to Pos Telanok in Pahang to spread some well-needed kindness and positivity.

The annual activity dubbed “Jelajah Penyayang” (JeP) is an opportunity for students from Kelab Penyayang to help develop their leadership and management skills by running a series of education activities and healthcare workshops for the indigenous villagers living in the Orang Asli village.

Nurul Batrisyia Sanchez, the Vice Director of JeP said, “helping to organize and execute JeP 3.0 allowed me to become better at tackling challenges and finding optimism in any circumstances. The mission had a lot of amendments, but I experienced first-hand how well the team was able to improvise and solve problems on-the-go,”.

The students and the four accompanying staff members had a wonderful time engaging with the Orang Asli community from having fun with the children throughout the psychosocial activities to conversing with the elderlies in the village during the medical check-up & donation kits distribution session.

Nurul Batrisyia added that all the team members’ hard work was paid off when so many children were seen beaming from ear-to-ear. “This particular mission was especially memorable to me because of the strong bond between team members. JeP 3.0 is definitely one of the best highlights of my university life” the Psychology student concluded.

The students also provided simple advice on basic hygiene for the children such as hand washing, wound dressing and nail trimming. There was also a session on oral hygiene together with demonstrations and practise sessions for the children in how to brush their teeth. Adult villagers were given the opportunity of health screenings which consisted of a check of blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and blood glucose levels.

Muhamad Amirul Hakin, 21 has joined JeP in all their missions since its inception in 2017. Together with the team, he has served in Pos Titom, Pahang and Pos Kuala Mu, Perak.

The Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health student said he keeps coming back every year to serve because he has a calling to serve the underprivileged community in Malaysia.

“It is exciting to experience their unique culture and way of life especially when the villagers do not enjoy the facilities that most of us have in the city. I am in awe of their perseverance and I will continue to contribute to making their lives a bit easier,’ said the second-year student.

Student and Alumni Affairs Manager, Puan Shazlin Fadzil said these outreach projects are not only beneficial to the Orang Asli villagers, but they are also extremely valuable for the University of Cyberjaya students who gain unique insights into the healthcare and basic needs issues faced by these people.

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