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B40 group, OKU join hydroponic gardening workshop

SERDANG, June 18 – A total of 30 participants from the B40 group and people with disabilities (OKU) have joined the Community Volunteer Project, a knowledge transfer programme focusing on hydroponic gardening methods.

The programme was organised by first-year students from the Volunteerism Development course (QKU2203II), Group 8, at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). They were supervised by their facilitator, Dr. Velu s/o Perumal. The programme was conducted on June 19 and 20.

The programme themed Hydroponic Worskhop: “Skills To Property” was selected based on the aim of the programme to transfer knowledge which is to provide exposure to techniques and skills of modern agriculture.

The idea was inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic that impacted society. Hence, the students took the initiative to help the community generate new sources of income and support their daily living.

This programme was the students’ initiative together with the Persatuan Pemulihan Orang-Orang Cacat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan - Dr. Siti Hasmah’s Soft Skills Home, (PPOC).

PPOC Honorary Treasurer, Suhaila Emma Merican, said the workshop could positively impact society, especially the OKU, to develop and reach their maximum potential to earn a living and increase their quality of life.

“It gives a positive impact from the uniqueness of the project while giving opportunities to learn and harvest from it. Our organisation not only providing accommodation and food but also promoting the value of life to each resident,” she said.

She added that the workshop could pique their interest through the activities planned that are suitable for their physical abilities.

Aside from helping the participants generate income, she said the programme could create a community that loves the environment. - UPM

Date of Input: 06/07/2021 | Updated: 06/07/2021 | hairul_nizam

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