IMU Cares Activities in 2013

What we did this year

In 2013, IMU Cares have pro-actively engaged and partnered with industry, non-governmental organisations, community, and government agencies to plan our activities. A team of dedicated project and programme coordinators, from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences, has launched some 34 initiatives to help communities, residents of homes for physically challenged children, orphans, and the elderly.

We have also held health awareness campaigns and raised funds in support of specific causes and charities.

The annual fund raising event, IMU Chariofare, was held on 21 September 2013 to raise funds for the Penang Hospice Society and National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM). The event managed to raise a grand sum of RM 150,000. Another fund raising event, Jom Kayuh was held on 13 October at Batu Pahat in collaboration with the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM).

The year 2013 also saw our project being recognised internationally. Our effort in Kampung Tekir, Labu, received First Place in the MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship. The prize was established by the Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation at the Tufts University to recognise exceptional student community engagement initiatives among Talloires Network member universities and contributes financially to their ongoing public service effort.

Jom Kayuh

Chariofare 2013

Dental Screening at Kampung Tekir

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