Kangar , 26th January - Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) launched it’s Ops Banjir Pantai Timur Fasa 1( First Phase for East Coast Flood Operation) this year to Kelantan to assist in the post-flood cleaning process in some of the affected areas.
UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Alumni (HEPA), Associate Professor Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan said that 35 volunteers consisting of 20 men and 15 woman were involved for the mission.
They are stationed in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Kampus Kesihatan, Kubang Kerian (USM Health Campus, Kubang Kerian) and will focus their cleaning effort in three flood relocation centre starting from 24th until 27th January.
The locations consist of Pejabat Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) Jajahan Pasir Puteh (Pasir Puteh Society Welfare Department Office), temporary relocation centre in Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Canggai (Cangai Primary School) and SK Wakaf Raja.
“This mission will focus on cleaning the JKM Pasir Puteh office including the two flood relocation centre. Activies such as colouring, dancing and cooking with APM and JKM will be carried out for the flood victim children,” said him when contacted today.
Mohd Foad said that this mission is a joint effort of various departments and agencies such as UniMAPDeputy Vice Chancellor’s office, UniMAP HEPA Department, Student’s Respresentative Council 2016/2017 Session, UniMAP Volunteers Club, HEPA USM, JKM Pasir Puteh and APM Kelantan.
Other than cleaning the affected area, UniMAP also conduct sharing, motivational and interaction session with the flood victims as the effort to reduce their stress.
“UniMAP also assist in providing basic neccessities to JKM and APM in order to support and ease these agencies’ effort in helping flood victims,” he added.For the record, in January last year, UniMAP had mobilize seven series of post-flood mission involving 2000 volunteers consisting of UniMAP students and staff.