Empowerment Projects

Projects under Empowerment Projects

Art for Refuge

The Art for Refuge project is a community project that seeks to use the arts as a safe place to express inner most feelings, learn without inhibitions and share without limitations. The arts refers to all mediums of human expressions including story-telling, drama, music, visual art, crafts, dance and others. Evidence suggests that the arts can stimulate curiosity about the world around us and connect with meaningful experiences. It can also nurture positive aspirations, raise self-esteem and promote critical thinking as well as help us to develop the resilience to manage the challenges we encounter in life.
Year started: 2017
Project leader: Dr Sheba DMani

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.
Year started: 2016
Project leader: Ms Tan Siew Lin

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.
Year started: 2015
Project leader: Assoc Prof Nyunt Wai

Care of the Elderly

The Train the Caregivers committee worked together with Nursing Division and registered nurses from other departments to conduct a training workshop for proper care of the elderly.
Year started: 2016
Project leader: Ms Chang Woan Ching

Chemistry and Biology Practical Sessions for DFC

This project was started with the idea of providing a platform for underprivileged children to enhance their learning of basic sciences with the use of IMU laboratories. Organised by the Foundation in Science (FiS) faculty and students, the children from DFC would come to IMU and conduct basic chemistry and biology laboratory experiments. The experiments are devised by the IMU FiS after discussion with the teachers at DFC, to ensure that the experiments are aligned with the DFC syllabus.
Year started: 2016
Project leader: Mr Parkash Mathivanan

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. Currently, we are working together with Multimedia University and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Malaysia to develop health education modules that can be delivered through the use of multimedia.
Year started: 2016
Project leader: Dr Danial Rizzal Sukor

Music for Children

This project is led by the IMU student society, Music and Performance Club, which aims to empower underprivileged children with basic musical skills.
Year started: 2016
Project leader: Dr Amalraj Fabian Davamani

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.
Year started: 2017
Project leader: Dr Tan Boon Keat

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.