On 29th May until 3rd June 2012, Department of Landscape Architecture, FBE had organized Sustainable Village Program at Kg. Sejagong, Sg. Kepoh, Mukim 18, Sri Medan. A total of 58 students of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) consist of 35 Landscape Architecture students and the rest are students from engineering faculty have stayed at Kampung Sejagong, Sg Kepoh starting from 29th Mei till 3rd June 2012 to accomplish the Sustainable Village Program by constructing the village entrance signage and school landscape for Sek. Keb. Sejagong, together with the local community.
This service learning program had a full support and cooperation from Centre of General Courses and Co-curriculum, Batu Pahat District Office, Yong Peng District Council, and village committee. The objectives of this program are to give an exposure and awareness about the importance of creating a sustainable landscape design for village environment. Apart from that, it also benefits to students in a way that they can practice the right method of constructing hardscape and softcape for school and village community.
The opening ceremony was launched by Tuan Haji Ab. Wahab Bin Ridwan, Batu Pahat District Officer on 3rd June 2012 which took place at the Sejagong Primary School Hall. Together with Encik Mustafa Kamal Bin Abdullah, Secretary to President Yong Peng District Council and Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Nazri Bin Muhamad Ludin has planting a tree during the ceremony at the site as a symbolic of entrance landmark to the village. Other program was held are adoption program and exhibition of proposed landscape masterplan by landscape architecture students for three different areas which are Sek. Keb. Sejagong, the area of Kampung Sejagong and Batu Pahat district. The villagers also took a chance to exhibit their handmade craft during the ceremony.
This program was headed by Dr. Mohd Hisyam Rasidi with the assistance by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Sarofil Abu Bakar and Mdm Zanariah Jasmani.