The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM Johor Bahru, under the Management and Governance Course have organized a number of mini Community Social Responsibility (CSR) activities within the month of November, 2016. The idea of having a mini CSR is to provide the opportunity for each student to have more hands-on management of an activity and face-face interaction with the community. The mini CSR activities targeted varied groups of the community giving each group different experience to later share them in class presentations.
Altogether four groups were formed with between 6-7 members per group. The targeted communities are Kampung Sungai Melayu, Nusajaya; the Johor Down Syndrome Association; the Shan De Welfare Association, Johor Bahru; and the Pertubuhan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa, Johor. All communications regarding the events were made between the students and the communities involved.
The First programme with the Kampung Sungai Melayu community, led by Muhammad Hisyamudin bin Abdul Manan, was held in the16th and 18th November 2016. The team members include Akrammussalam, Amalia Safura, Hilmi Shahrin, Mohd. Jamsyeer Khan, Mohd Hanif, and Nurzafirah. The activities include beautification of the village to enhance the identity of the village as a tourism attraction; improving the parking space for tourist; cleaning the mosque; and installing of signboards along the road to the village.
The Second programme, led by Tay Suet Yi, was held on on the 19th November 2016 with the Pertubuhan Kebajikan Shan De, Johor Bahru. The team includes Wong Chai Chia, Fatin Atiqah, Nor Sarah Zawani, Khaireen Edlin, and Nur Aqila. The programme was undertaken in collaboration with the UTM Chong De Society. Among the activities held were Cheers – Ice Breaking session, Gummy Bear Dance, Drawing and Colouring Session, Tea-Time, Mini Fun Fair, and Interview Session. The programme ended with a Souvenir giving session.
The Third programme, led by Nur Fatimah Binti Abdul Rahman, was held on the 22nd November 2016 with the Persatuan Sindrom Down Negeri Johor (PSDNJ), Taman Bukit Indah. The team include Amiera Syafiqah, Khoirun Nisha, Balqis Ayu Nabilla, Anatasia Lee Anak Suring,and Beatrice Jenner Anak David. Among the activities held were decorating the classes, sing and dance, origami, storey telling session, and high-tea. At the end of the session prize giving and donations were handed to the Association.
The Final programme, led by Mohd Firdaus bin Maarof, was held on the 26th of November with the Pertubuhan Kebajikan Insan Istimewa Johor Bahru (PKIIJB). The team include Mariyani Rozali, Nik Amilin Natasya, Nurul Aishah, Nurul Fatehah, Phillisyana Paul, and Yong Mei Yee. PKIIJB is a centre that houses residents with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) such as Down syndrome and autism etc. The visiting group, who calls themselves the ‘WeCare4U’ team, organised the event with activities such as crafting (origami), colouring and sing along with the residents of PKIIJB. In preparation for the visit, the team organised a fundraising activity to collect donations for the centre. The fundraising event was a success as the group managed to accumulate monetary donations and also items such as toiletries and daily cooking needs. All items collected for donations are delivered and handed to the centre on the day of the visit.
The lecturer in charge for the Course is Tn. Hj. Abdul Razak Jaffar.