Rumah Victory Children and Youth Home

Overview

Activities with Rumah Victory began in 2015, with most of the activities organized aimed at improving the children’s health and wellbeing, as well as providing them with exposure to science. Some of the children have participated in a computer class and PowerPoint presentation competition organized in collaboration with the ITS department, where they performed exemplarily. However, they have yet to achieve satisfactory English proficiency.  In 2016, the focus of our activities was to improve English proficiency, health awareness, and to trigger scientific curiosity in the children of Rumah Victory. The activities this year were focused on exposing children to the science lab and public health in a fun and exciting way, and organizing bi-weekly English tuition classes.

Activities Done:

  1. Dengue Awareness Program
  2. English Tuition Classes
  3. Rumah Victory Bazaar and Fun Run (fundraising)
  4. Martial Arts Training
  5. Science Activity – Crime Scene Investigation

Objectives

Kids

  • To improve the children’s interest and knowledge in basic English and science.

Target Audience

  • Underprivileged children

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Many student groups have been conducting community service projects at existing IMU Cares Community Partners as part of their MPU (U4) project. Find below the list of activities that students can undertake as part of their MPU (U4) project. Each student group may select one of the following:

  1. English tuition classes
    1. Students will be responsible for planning 3-4 English tuition classes for a group of teenagers aged 13-17. Lessons may include interactive and technology-assisted teaching activities and games.
    2. Students will be responsible for sourcing for and preparing suitable material and exercises. Students will also have to consult an English teacher (whether in IMU or external) for advice on the suitability of the material and lesson plan.
    3. Students will be responsible for conducting appropriate assessments to track the children’s proficiency in English before, during, and after the tuition class series.

     

  2. Science outreach activities.
    1. Students will guide a group of children aged 8 to 18 in conducting a series of simple experiments on the following themes: (1) microorganisms; (2) chemicals in food/reading food labels; (3) genetics.
    2. Students will be responsible for explaining to the children how the experiment should be carried out and how to interpret the findings.
    3. Students will conduct quizzes with the children to evaluate how receptive they are to the activity.

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Key Project: Rumah Victory Children and Youth Home
Project Leader: Dr Felicia Chung Fei Lei
Contact Detail: feliciachung@imu.edu.my
Community Partners: Rumah Victory Children and Youth Home


Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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