i-CATS Mechanical Engineering Students’ Community Service Initiative Gets a Boost from Assemblyman
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Article by Stanley Gona
Corporate Service Director
The recent community service initiative at Kampung Haji Baki, Jalan Batu Kitang by a group of Mechanical Engineering students from the International College of Advanced Technology Sarawak (i-CATS) got off to a positive start, thanks to the support of Batu Kitang Assemblyman YB Cr. Ir. Lo Khere Chiang.
As part of the community service initiative, the students, together with their lecturers, members of the i-CATS management team and Batu Kitang Assemblyman YB Lo Khere Chiang brought a touch of festive cheer to eighty-four-year-old En Tekong bin Darmo, a longtime resident of Kampung Haji Baki by cleaning his house and putting up curtains. The students also presented various food items to En Tekong. YB Lo presented En Tekong with a new gas stove, gas cylinder and a mattress. The octogenarian who is confined to a wheelchair, stays in the house with his grandson who is unemployed.
YB Lo Khere Chiang, who is also the Chairman of the Padawan Municipal Council shared, “In this joint effort, our ultimate goal was to help and also bring people together, young and seniors as a community. We have always adopted a balanced development approach that gives equal emphasis to both economic growth and the well-being of the rakyat.”
With regard to this latest initiative by the students, Ms Azila binti Mustaffa, i-CATS Lecturer for the “Khidmat Masyarakat” subject commented, “As part of the “Khidmat Masyarakat” subject, our students are required to reach out to underprivileged members of the community and do their part for the betterment of society. With the support of YB Lo Khere Chiang, our students were able to experience first-hand, the importance of community service, and one’s role in fostering a caring society.”
Also present was En Hatta bin Haji Azim, the Village Chief of Kampung Haji Baki.
Group Photo: YB. Cr. Ir. Lo Khere Chiang (in yellow shirt) presenting a new gas stove, gas cylinder and mattress to En Tekong bin Darmo (sitting in wheelchair).
On YB Lo’s Right: En Hatta bin Haji Azim, Ketua Kampung.
On YB Lo’s Left: Mr. Stanley Gona Chee Khiong, Director of Corporate Services, i-CATS.
Standing (First from Right): Ms Azila binti Mustaffa, i-CATS Lecturer for the Khidmat Masyarakat subject.
Group Photo: Presentation of various food items to En Tekong bin Darmo (sitting in wheelchair).
i-CATS staff and students with En Hatta bin Haji Azim, Ketua Kampung (wearing glasses, standing behind En Tekong).