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News : UniKL Care Returns to Tumpat for USR Project

Tumpat, Kelantan, 14th September 2016 – Students and staff of UniKL Malaysia France Institute (UniKL MFI) led by the Student Development Section got together to spread cheer to 50 underprivileged families from Kampung Laut, Tumpat, Kelantan through their USR activity, "UniKL CARE Returns to Tumpat". In addition to helping the families, two district hospitals and a government health clinic were also recipients of wheelchairs donated by the UniKL MFI Family and public.


The team with villagers of Kampung Tumpat


The journey to Kelantan began as early as 7.30am on 14th September as the team headed straight to Ketereh Health Clinic, Kelantan to deliver two wheelchairs which was received by Dr Zakri Bin Mat Ail, a specialist at the clinic.

The very next day, the team was divided into two as each team headed to Hospital Daerah Tumpat and Hospital Daerah Lati, Pasir Mas respectively to deliver additional 10 wheelchairs. The team later joined together at Kampung Laut, Tumpat in a simple ceremony to celebrate the locals. UniKL MFI Dean, Prof Dr Jamel Othman was present to distribute the donation of RM150 and a bag of daily necessities to selected families.


Wheelchairs donated to Hospital Tumpat


The project singled out single mothers, orphans and families with disabled heads of family to receive the donations. Besides the underprivileged families, 2 mosques also received donations from the team. A medical team from Hospital Tumpat was also present to offer free medical check-up and run blood donation activities for those present at the event.


Blood donation by villagers, students & staff of UniKL


The underprivileged families were then served a simple but scrumptious meal and they then chose and picked clothes donated by individuals from UniKL MFI. By the end of the two-days event, the long journey and hard work was finally justified by the look and smiles on the faces of those we touched and the local community we helped.


Prepared by :
Azura Omar
Senior Lecturer
Student Development Section
Photos by : 
Mohd Adri Che Din & Nor Farizah Mohd Taib
Student Development Section

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