Cyberjaya, 14th February 2022 – The University of Cyberjaya’s Centre for Disaster and Relief Medicine (CDRM) took the initiative to set a team to help the victims of flooding on the 18th of December 2021.
The centre recruited a few students from the university’s Young Mercy committee to help the flood victims in Selangor and other areas. CDRM also welcomed volunteers who wanted to contribute to the success of the flood relief aid programme. This then created a 4-mission journey for flood victims.
The 1st Mission Flood Relief Programme, which was held on 22nd December 2021 at Kampung Tengah Puchong, Selangor and Taman Emas, Dengkil took place with the help of 6 staff and 18 students. The 2nd Mission Flood Relief Programme took place on Christmas, 25th December at Nading Hulu Langat, Selangor with 9 staff and 11 student volunteers. Both programmes included domestic work which took place from 7.30am to 5pm.
Student volunteer, Suzila Fasha binti Fakhrurrazey from Bachelor of Psychology said: “"It was a life-changing experience as it was my first time assisting flood victims. My most memorable moments here were seeing the different races help each other and also seeing teams rescuing animals. I am now more courageous to help those in need even if I would need to do it on my own."
As many school stationaries were damaged in the floods, CDRM decided to launch the next 2 programmes which provided school kits for students. The 3rd and 4th Mission Flood Relief Programme took place on the 1st of January 2022 and 7th of January 2022. The 3rd Mission Flood Relief Programme took place at Bukit Canggang Banting, Selangor with 2 staff and 4 students as volunteers while the 4th programme took place at Kota Warisan, Sepang with 3 staff and 4 students. More than 1,000 sets of stationary and 1,000 school bags were prepared to be distributed to the victims.
The missions involved a total of 5 faculties and other University staff which included the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Psychology, Faculty of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences.
CDRM staff, Mohd Fairus bin Nikmat who initiated the mission said, “Since CDRM has good relations with the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and several NGOs, we felt that it would be a good opportunity to participate in this mission. This is also a great chance for students to experience helping the community during a national disaster.”