All smiles for the hardworking team of students and staff from INTI International College Subang during the 'bubur lambuk' making activity.
By Mohammad Johari Yaakob
KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 (Bernama) -- Students and staff from across INTI campuses recently organised and participated in works of charity to feed and support the needy during Ramadan.
In a statement here, INTI International College Subang (IICS) said 16 of its students organised a Ramadan celebration titled 'Feed Your Soul' by preparing the flavourful traditional Malay porridge 'bubur lambuk' as part of the class community service project.
Collectively, the team managed to pack 950 containers of bubur lambuk´ out of which 650 containers were distributed to the residents of PPR Lembah Subang 2, a low cost residential apartment managed by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, which houses underprivileged and marginalised communites who are part of the B40 category.
The rest of the containers were distributed to staff and students who wished to try it or take it home to break their fast with families, it added.
"I am really proud of the work these students have put in to prepare this meal not only for the residents of PPR Lembah Subang 2 but also for their fellow college mates and staff at INTI," shared Chief Executive Dr Jane Lim, who took a turn at mixing the rice pot while it was being prepared.
The team of students, led by their lecturer Punitha Sivanantham, went on to visit a representative of PPR Lembah Subang 2 and went door-to-door to 280 families distributing the food containers of bubur lambuk´.
INTI College Nilai volunteers with representatives from Tesco Stores Malaysia at the sponsorship event
In the same spirit of giving, the student council of INTI International College Kuala Lumpur (IICKL), INTIMA, hosted an Iftar Gathering with over 25 underprivileged children from Perumahan Awam Desa Rajang.
Held at the city campus in downtown KL, the event saw children aged between 13 to 17 years join INTIMA council members, INTI staff and international students from IICKL in participating in fun games and activities.
Pre-university students from the INTI College Nilai (ICN) also answered the call to serve their communities during Ramadan, with some 40 INTI students volunteering with Tesco Stores Malaysia to accompany underprivileged children from Sekolah Bimbingan Jalinan Kasih (SBJK) as part of Tesco´s sponsorship programme.
Acting as companions to assist the 155 school children shop for clothing, food and other necessities, each of whom received RM150 in sponsorships from the multinational retailer, INTI students took the opportunity to get to know the children and encourage them to strive for a better life, especially by working hard at their studies.
INTI students working together to cook the 'bubur lambuk' while being observed by lecturers and staff of INTI's School of Hospitality.