IIUM FLAGSHIP: Gotong Royong 6.0 at Kampung Orang Asli, Batu 12 Gombak
Date : 04 May 2019
Reported by : 'ATIAH BT. ABDULLAH SIDEK
Category : News
IIUM River of Life under Kulliyyah of Engineering conducted its 6th Gotong Royong event at Kampung Orang Asli, Batu 12 Gombak. This community project is among many activities planned by IIUM River of Life to increase environmental awareness among the public and local people on the importance of taking care of the environment.
The gotong royong was a joint collaborative effort with Jungle School Gombak (JSG) flagship as well as Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli, Orang Asli Batu 12 community, Daya Bersih, IIUM Development Division, IIUM Office of Security Management (OSEM), IIUM Eco Club, IIUM Academic Staff Association (ASA) and ASPEC Sdn Bhd, Lantec Environmental including NGOs, Yayasan Chowkit, Malaysia Sejahtera, ROLPOP, Majlis Daerah Selayang and IIUM staff and students from various Kulliyyahs and Divisions.
After the clean-up, a total of 281kg rubbish were collected. Approximately more than half of the rubbish collected were plastic wastes.
IIUM Rector, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Dzulkifli Abdul Razak commended on this collective effort because it is important to ensure that these project continue in the future. He also thanked the orang Asli community and hope that this kind of activities will strengthen the relationship between the university and community.
FOSP under IIUM ROL would like to thank all parties that were involved and supported this Gotong Royong project directly and directly.
Learn more about future activities and volunteer in Friends of Sungai Pusu Network, please visit IIUM River of Life website.