2 January 2006

Mission of Compassion for quake victims

The students and staff of the American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) of Sunway University College (SyUC) were so moved by the plight of the victims of the recent earthquake – hit Pakistan that they decided to put their compassion to use to raise a sum of RM6,058.30 to help in this cause.

This fine collective effort was born out of the need of the students and staff to consolidate their sympathies into action and to create something concrete which will make a difference. These funds will be channeled through the worldwide efforts of humanitarian organization, Mercy Malaysia, to ensure that the victims continue to be saved and protected against the onslaught of extreme winter conditions.

During the week of November 10 to 16, the student council and several volunteers of the program collected donations from staff and students of Sunway University College and Monash University. SyUC as an institution also joined in the efforts by making a contribution towards this worthy cause.

These acts were complemented by the sale of food, compact discs and books. Delicious homemade food items such as pastas and cakes, were the results of the generous efforts of individuals from faculty members, students and their parents, and are certainly appreciated. “Candygrams” and book marks were also on sale.

The students and staff of ADTP feel rewarded in being given the opportunity to pitch their efforts to assist the earthquake victims. The experience has enriched the students and made them more aware of the importance in having a social responsibility to help in any capacity, communities of the world, who are in more dire circumstances than them.