NILAI ,February 29, 2016–A knowledge sharing program called “Development of Orang Asli Education (De’Asli) ‘ bring good luck to the Jauhar Ambassador Team from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) by winning the Gold Awardin the Congressof Jauhar Ambassador 2.0 at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM).
The Jauhar Ambassador inspired and implemented programs to provide opportunities for youngster, including students participating in an efforts to improve the socio-economic position of Orang Asli, especially in Johor. Selected student was appointed by the state government through the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS).
Run by a group of 30 students from various fields of study, De’Asli project took home a cash prize of RM1, 500, a trophy and certificate of appreciation presented by Johor Menteri Besar, Dato ‘Seri Khaled Nordin.
De’Asli projects implemented to the Orang Asli community in Kampung Orang Asli Segamat Kechil, Segamat Johor began in May last year turned out to have a huge impact in terms of increasing interest in education to aboriginal children there.
Using the moduleof ‘Fun Learning’ developed by USIM Jauhar Ambassador, it has helped aboriginal children learn better thereby increasing the percentage of school attendance and the results achieved in the Primary School Assessment Test (UPSR).
According to one Jauhar Ambassador from USIM, Muhammad Hafiz Jalil, 23 Jauhar Ambassador and De’Asli projects directly provide opportunities for students to work together and to build and transform the society using the knowledge learned at University. It also established a positive value to 30 Jauhar Ambassador to remain committed, disciplined and dedicated in carrying out this project.
“The project is to bring awareness to the indigenous people involved of the importance of education to guarantee a better life. In addition to implementing the education program, we also carry out community activities with the residents and to activate the mosque with a spiritual program. ”
“De’Asli program and the side activities is not a one-off program, but we did it regularly in the village and often so thatwe will achieve the objectives that we have set out earlier on,” he said majoring in Counseling at the Faculty of Leadership and Management.
In addition aside from winning the Gold Award, the USIM Jauhar Ambassador also won the Special Award from Yayasan Pelajaran Johor (Students and University Commitment) to receive a cash prize of RM 2,000 with a trophy and certificate. Other awards that was also begged by the team wer the Silver Award (Program Cinta Warga Emas Pagoh), Best Community Award (Aboriginal Community Segamat Kechil) and Best Supervisor Award (Mrs. Siti Nurul huda Nordin).
The Congressof Jauhar Ambassador 2.0 was held from 24 to 27 February and it has successfully brought together a total of 450 students from 22 groups of children from Johor representing 18 public and private universities throughout the country such as Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Melaka Technical University, Universiti Malaya and Universiti Putra Malaysia.