Empowerment Projects

Projects under Empowerment Projects

Basic Computer Skills

Having a basic computer literacy level is important in the current everyday life. Since 2015, this IMU Cares project has been training basic PowerPoint presentation skills to children from our community partners, such as Dignity for Children Foundation and Rumah Charis (Home for the Children). This has shown to empower them with essential presentation skills, at the same time improving their confidence.

Basic First Aid Course

Basic Life Support Training for Caregivers

Those at the giving or receiving end of humanitarian missions should be empowered with basic life support (BLS) skills to save lives in emergency situations. The training sessions are conducted by IMU instructors who are certified trainers and have been regularly running BLS courses since 2013. The venue is at the Clinical Skills and Stimulation Centre, IMU Bukit Jalil Campus.

Care of the Elderly

The Train the Caregivers committee worked together with Nursing Division and CSSC to conduct a training workshop for proper care of the elderly.

Education Through Multimedia

Health education is one of IMU Cares’ key programmes. It is important for IMU staff and students to deliver knowledge and skills effectively to the community. The traditional approach using face-to-face sessions or workshops, though effective, has its limitations of reach to a wider audience. The use of multimedia to complement the traditional approach will not only enable a wider reach, but also result in more innovative methods of delivery.

Quit Smoking Campaign

Cigarette smoking harms the organ of the body and causes many diseases. It is one of the health hazards that can be avoided. In view of supporting the community in smoking cessation, IMU has launched the Quit Smoking Service (QSS), where people can receive counselling service and treatment. IMU Cares and the IMU Wellness programme are supporting this service by reaching out to the communities in our vicinity in the effort to encourage people to quit smoking.

Swimming for Less Privileged Children

The world are surrounded by sea and rivers, knowing how to properly swim become an essential skill for every individual. Majority of the children from welfare home don’t get the privilege to learn how to swim. In order to overcome this limitation, IMU Cares collaborated with Swim-in12 swimming school to provide opportunity for the less privileged children to take up swimming skills. In cooperation with IMU Psychology department, a research study on water phobic among the beginners during swimming lesson will be conducted. The outcome of this study will benefit the community and IMU partner in improving future swimming lessons to overcome water phobia among beginners.

Training Workshop for Caregivers-Care for the Aged and Disabled

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.