Kampung Sebir, Labu, Negeri Sembilan

Overview

Kampung Sebir is a rural village located in Labu, Negeri Sembilan, with an approximate population of 200 orang asli residents. This project started in 2013, with the main aim of improving the health awareness in the community through health screening and health education. When we started the project in Kampung Sebir, we wanted to see improvements in chronic disease (hypertension, asthma), vaccinations, and nutritional status, to name a few areas. We were told by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) that the villagers had asthma and/or skin problems due to the presence of a nearby quarry. We are in contact with the village leader and continue to identify their needs that we can address. We also had the support of the District Health Office in Seremban and the Klinik Kesihatan in Nilai.

This project was part of the Kampung Angkat Project, which was awarded 1st place McJannet Prize for Global Citizenship in 2013. This award recognises exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Talloires Network member universities.

Activities conducted so far:

  1. Medical screening and consultation
  2. Dental screening and treatment
  3. Health education talks
  4. Basic English skills tuition

Objectives

Kids

  • To promote the health status of the villagers at Kampung Sebir

Target Audience

  • Rural villagers

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.

Project Leader: Dr Chua Siew Huoy
Email: siewhuoy_chua@imu.edu.my
Community Partners: Kampung Sebir

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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