05 Sep 2023
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Strengthening Mentor-Mentee Relationships with Bowling

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A lively atmosphere was felt in the Wangsa Bowl IOI City Mall Putrajaya bowling alley on Sunday morning, August 26, as students and staff began to gather as early as 9:30 a.m. Recognising the importance of an effective mentor-mentee relationship as a requirement for a successful mentoring system, the University Cyberjaya Zakat and Welfare Fund (TAZUoC) organised a bowling competition to strengthen the mentor-mentee bond within TAZUoC. This is especially crucial during the current short semester when the University of Cyberjaya (UoC) students have a condensed seven-week period filled with various coursework and lectures.

At precisely 10:15 a.m., when the competition started, the atmosphere became vibrant, cheerful, and full of excitement, evident on the faces of every participant from lane 1 to lane 11 in the venue. A total of 45 individuals participated in the competition, including students who received support from the University Cyberjaya Zakat Trust Fund, lecturers and staff who were part of the TAZUoC committee, as well as zakat contributors from UoC and their family members.

Assoc. Prof. Mohamad Saidy Ismail, the Chairman of TAZUoC, launched the event and reminded students about the importance of building social skills alongside studying and attending lectures.

"We introduced the TAZUoC mentor-mentee program earlier this year with the aim of providing guidance and assistance to students under the support of TAZUoC, so that they can excel in their studies at UoC and develop their personalities," he added.

In addition, Ms. Fazilah Ahmad, the programme director, stated, "We prepared prizes for the top 5 teams. 11 teams participated, each composed of a combination of students, committee members, and friends of TAZUoC."

The competition concluded at 12:30 p.m., and the champions were the team led by Ms. Siti Syazwani Abdul Mubin,  a lecturer at The Centre of Foundation, Language and General Studies.

Meanwhile, the runner-up was the team led by Mr. Mohd Saifuddin Sirat, a TAZUoC committee member and a lecturer at the Allied Health Sciences Faculty.

"I really had a great time; this was my first time bowling. It’s a good activity to participate in after attending lecture classes during the short semester," said Huma, a second-year Bachelor of Psychology student.

"Thank you to the members of TAZUoC for organising this event. With this event, I was able to get to know more fellow students and connect with my TAZUoC mentor better," added Irfan, a student of the Diploma in Occupational and Safety Health programme.

TAZUoC is a fund established by UoC in 2009, granted the status of an assistant zakat collector by the Selangor Zakat Board, aiming to collect zakat and donations to assist the Asnaf group, especially students and staff at UoC.

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