KUALA LUMPUR, Wednesday 27 October 2004 - In conjunction with our UCSI Wheelchair Marathon 2004 on November 21, one of our staff, Abu Bakar Jalaluddin, Senior Director of Group Legal Affairs, came up with the suggestion, “Why not let students and staff feel what it is like going on a wheelchair as part our education programme to create a more caring society?”
Thus, the idea took off with the help of the Sedaya Applied Science Association. A WHEELCHAIR FUN AND FUNDRAISING is planned to allow students and staff to do just that, and some funds will be raised towards our Trust Fund set up under OSK Trustees.Thus, the idea took off with the help of the Sedaya Applied Science Association. A WHEELCHAIR FUN AND FUNDRAISING is planned to allow students and staff to do just that, and some funds will be raised towards our Trust Fund set up under OSK Trustees.
The President of the Sedaya Applied Science Association, Choy Yin Fhan (HP: 012-3665956) said it was a good idea to help students and staff to experience what it is like going on a wheelchair.
“We hope that our wheelchair fun and fundraising event will leave a lasting impression on staff and students that we need to show our solidarity for the disabled people and develop some social concern for them,” he said.
Students and staff donated RM2 and RM5 each respectively for the chance to go on the wheelchair. All funds raised go towards UCSI’s Charity Trust Fund, “OSK Trustees – For A Better Tomorrow”, which is set up in conjunction with the UCSI Wheelchair Marathon 2004. All accounts will be audited by Ernst & Young, a leading auditing firm.
Beneficiaries for the trust fund are: Beautiful Gate Disabled People Caring Centre, Malaysia Federation of the Deaf, Perwira K9 and Education Assistance Fund for the Orphans and the Disabled of Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Central.