23 Oct 2020 Answering a Cry for Help from an IMU Community Partner
At the beginning of October 2020, the IMU Community Engagement office received a request from one of our community partners, Shalom Education Centre, who has been providing learning opportunities for refugee children in Kuala Lumpur, for an additional television or TV as they need it to conduct classes via a hybrid of physical and virtual approach due to space and travelling constraints since the imposition of Movement Control Order or MCO in March. Their current TV is too small for all the students to be able to view and learn effectively. The cry for help from the Centre which has 25 Myanmarese refugee children staying there, was made via one of IMU’s lecturers, Dr Kenny Voon.
The IMU Cares team very quickly asked if any IMU staff has a spare TV or plans to upgrade their TV and would like to contribute to the Learning Centre and thankfully, the team was able to get 3 offers of a TV. We even managed to arrange for delivery of the TV to the Centre just a day before the Conditional Movement Control Order or CMCO was enforced in the Klang Valley in mid-October!
Thanks to Sophia Wie, the Assistant Manager, Strategic Planning and Development for bringing joy to the faces of the children and we hope their learning experience will be very much improved and they could get the best out of their classes with the new TV! We are so proud of this IMU staff who is living out IMU’s core values – T.R.U.S.T. and respond to the needs of the community.
This is also in line with the IMU Community Engagement’s anchoring pillars based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 12 – Responsible Production and Consumption, where we re-use already available TVs rather than purchasing new ones. E-Waste is becoming a big pollution issue in our country, and we can all play our part through small, simple actions like this.