Volunteer Programme Being Considered As Co-Curricular Activity In University – Rohani

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KUCHING, Feb 20 (Bernama) — Volunteer programme is being considered to be listed as part of co-curricular activities for university students in Malaysia, says Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.

She said the matter had even been discussed at the National Social Council’s meeting with the aim to lure more volunteers to help senior citizens and persons with disabilities (OKU) to live as normal life as possible.

“It is hoped that the move to make volunteer programme as part of co-curricular activities will provide early exposure to students that there are people that need to be helped in the country.

“This matter is still being discussed and scrutinised with the Education Ministry,” the minister told reporters after visiting old folks home at Rumah Seri Kenangan in conjunction with Chinese New Year in Kuching, Friday.

Rohani spent over an hour mingling and distributing ‘angpau’ packets to 59 senior citizens at the home. Also present was Sarawak Social Welfare Department director Abang Shamsudin Abang Seruji.

Commenting further, she said as at October last year, 1,841 volunteers had participated in the ministry’s Home Help Services, which offer help and assistance to senior citizens and OKU nationwide.

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