Despite their hectic academic calendar, staff members and students of SEGi University are never too busy to lend a helping hand to those in need.
They congregated at Rumah Hope in Petaling Jaya to hand over everyday items collected from a two-day charity drive held at SEGi Tower in its flagship campus Kota Damansara on May 11 and 12 respectively.
The event was attended by Petaling Jaya Utara MCA chairman Tan Gim Tuan and its deputy chairman, Chng Soo Chau.
Tan and Chng delivered motivational speeches to the attendees during the two-and-a-half-hour event.
Among some of the everyday items are clothes, bedding sets, toiletries, kitchen utensils, food, as well as books, toys and stationeries for children in the shelter.
Smiles were aplenty when representatives presented a giant hamper along with other items to Rumah Hope.
During the event, the underprivileged children also had fun as SEGi students cheered them up by playing interactive activities such as guessing game and the traditional ayam-musang game.
Five top activity winners were given hamper prizes.
The event enabled the students to improve on their communication skills as the latter had close interaction with the staff members to ensure the event went smoothly.
The charity drive was organized by staff members and students from SEGi’s Faculty of Business, Accounting and Management (FOBAM).
It was aimed at raising awareness among staffs and students on the importance of lending a helping hand to the underprivileged children.
The event was also part of the tertiary institution’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
Established in 1994, Rumah Hope is run by a group of volunteers from all walks of life for the betterment of abused, neglected and underprivileged children.