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APU Students Joint Forces with Kechara Soup Kitchen to Help the Homeless

Hunger knows no barriers, however, our staff and students are ever-ready to lend a helping hand.

Recently, 45 students and staff participated in Kechara Soup Kitchen’s weekly efforts of food distribution to the needy, under the leadership of Ms. Geetha Rubasundram, lecturer of the School of Accounting, Finance & Quantitative Studies (SAFIQS), Yelena Stepanenko and Abdulrahman Ali Ali Shagea, who were Level 2 students of SAFIQS.

Food packages, groceries, and items of clothing were distributed to the needy at Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Kota Damansara, in which our students showed their love and care by volunteering to arrange, label and distribute the goods to the families. Prior to this initiative, a representative from Kechara Soup Kitchen, Mr. Justin Cheah conducted a briefing at APU with regards to his experiences as a volunteer with the NGO. A donation drive followed after, in which APU staff and students contributed a total of RM2,050 to the organization.


The Gift of Giving - APU Hands Over Donation to National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia from Wishing Well

In 2015, the Wishing Well Coin Donation Device was designed and built by a group of Engineering students from the IEM-APU Student Section (IASS). Since then, APU staff and students have been generously contributing coins and bank notes to the Wishing Well, that climbed up to 3 levels.

2016 was a fruitful year for the Wishing Well; at the end of 2016 - a thorough calculation took place, and it was found that a total donation of RM 1,615.00 was collected throughout the year! 

All proceeds went to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia. A simple yet meaningful hand-over ceremony was held, in which the Dean of Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Technology (FCET), Prof. Dr. Ir. Vinesh Thiruchelvam handed over the funds to NKF representative, Ms. Stephanie Wee, under the witness of Dr. Thang Ka Fei, Dr. Chen Tet Khuan and Mr. Jacob Sow.    

 

On behalf of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia and the committee, we would like to thank all donors for your love and generosity channelled towards the underprivileged kidney patients and their families. Special thanks to all student volunteers who contributed time and effort in developing, installing and improvising the Wishing Well Coin Donation Device, as listed below:

Wong Chuen Yan (Team lead) 

Wong Xi Jun (Assistant team lead)

Yap Khong Leong  

Yim Jun Ming

Ngie Kok Sin

Alex Haw Wai Kit

Justin Chong

Gabriel Chong Sing Leung

Huang Jiann Jer 

Andrew Chay Ding Rong

Chew Jie Chyean 

Koh Qi Yun

Law Jing Shen

Law Yong Yi

Ng Mun Foong

Brian Gan Yew Jee

 Yong Gheng Tuck 

Wyray Tan

Tey Yen Khai

Khoo Hong Ann

Yeong Kar Jun

Rachel Ng Kai Ling

Uthaya Kumar A/L Ravi

Ong Sheng Chee

Ng Yong Kyle

Lee Jia Xhing

Tan Chuan Bin

Dineshaa Gunasagaran

See Soog Yuan 

Arun Attappan

Please continue your donations to NKF in support of improving the lives of kidney patients and their families, as well as the operations of the kidney dialysis centres. Your generosity and contributions will be highly appreciated.