KUPU SB students on study tour, volunteer work in Malaysia
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
FIFTEEN students from the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) yesterday headed for a five-day study tour and voluntary work in Malaysia.
The students are accompanied by two officers from KUPU SB, led by the university college Dean of Students Dr Hj Hambali Hj Jaili.
Speaking with The Brunei Times, Dr Hj Hambali said the delegation will visit two universities in Kuala Lumpur - International Islamic University Malaysia and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, during which the students will exchange views on academic courses.
He added that the Brunei delegation will also visit two private orphanages in Kuala Lumpur - Anak Yatim Shifa Gombak and Yayasan Chouu Kit Kuala Lumpur. “The students will offer voluntary work in terms of teaching Islamic values and principles to the orphans,” said the dean.
Meanwhile, the Deputy President of Student Welfare Council, Hj Ahmad Adib Hj Daim, said the programme, called ‘Ilmiah Visit’, is a way for students to be able to gather as much information and knowledge from overseas as possible to be implemented in Brunei later on.
“What’s interesting about this trip is the fact that we will be offering voluntary work at one of the private orphanages run by a non-Muslim community. We also want to find out how they manage to provide food and drinks for the orphans without relying help from the government,” said Hj Ahmad Adib, who is in his third year in Syariah Degree course in KUPU SB.
There are around 20 orphans in Anak Yatim Shifa Gombak and an estimated 50 orphans in Yayasan Chouu Kit, the 23-year-old added.
Another student of the college, Md Fatin Abdul Rahman Kifli, said the two private orphanages are lacking teaching staff.
“We hope that our limited five-day trip can provide as much assistance as possible,” said Md Fatin, who is in charge of photography and video throughout the programme.
The Brunei Times