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Caring For The Environment

Apart from their knowledge attained from classroom encounters, our students learned more about the environment through a meaningful outing held recently at Bukit Kiara.

Under the guidance of their lecturers, Aziah Abdollah, Tulasi Sathyabama and Cynthia Paul together with the KL and RSC Hiking Group, 70 students of the School of Foundation participated in a cleanup mission together with another 70 passionate members of the public, to care for the environment and to contribute efforts of beautifying the city. 

It was shocking to see the heaps of rubbish cleared from the forests; the efforts made by our students and the volunteers were impressive, as they cleared out the rubbish scattered around Bukit Kiara. They’ve spent significant energy hiking the trails, while collecting and carrying the trash down the hill. It was definitely not an easy task to accomplish; Kudos to the participants for their perseverance and dedicated efforts!

​We have always put an emphasis on loving our green environment, to protect the environment and to preserve our lush, green forests. This time, the School of Foundation has definitely made significant changes to the surroundings of Bukit Kiara by participating in this activity. Despite the physical burnout afterward, our students learned so much from the experience and had managed to establish new friendships with the hikers, in which their communication skills had significantly improved while participating in the good cause.

Flood Relief in Kedah

By helping one another in times of disaster, nations are strengthening the bonds of goodwill that will yet bring the peoples of earth together.” – Walter Van Kirk
In view of the flood disaster that happened recently ay Kedah, 37 APU students and 2 lecturers from the APU Sekreteriat Rukun Negara and APU School of General Studies departed to Bedong, Kedah to assist a medical camp in collaboration with Sathya Sai Medicare. In addition, the students also helped to clean the areas that were affected with flood, in collaboration with the Bedong Local Authority.
Prior to the visit, our students also organized a series of fund-raising activities at APU, in which they managed to raise a total of RM500 for the flood victims. One of our student’s relative also assisted in donating 200 T-shirts and socks to the victims.
We are glad to hear that our students participated in such meaningful efforts, and we are touched by their efforts in assisting those who were in need. Kudos to the students and lecturers who made this happen.

School of Foundation Received Award for SPCA Pet Care Program

“The love for all living creatures is the noblest attitude of men“ – Charles Darwin
The School of Foundation (SoF) has for a long time been a caring supporter of the SPCA Ampang. This CSR activity has been ongoing since March 2016 where more than 150 students of the APU School of Foundation have participated actively in the SPCA Pet Care Program - a program which teaches quality pet care skills to volunteers. Upon graduating from this program, our students diligently volunteered their time at the SPCA, namely taking care of and rehabilitating animals that have been abused and who required a lot of comfort and care.
The goodwill gesture of our students was recognized by the SPCA when the SoF recently received the Most Supportive Pet Care Program Participants award from DYMM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin. The award ceremony was held at the welcoming pet-friendly premises of the SPCA Ampang recently, in conjunction with World Animal Day.


Lee Wen Han, a student who participated in the programme shared his good experience in this programme, “Taking part in this program has really opened my eyes to the fact that pets really do need love just as much as we do. Seeing how they are so scared to even leave the kennel after being abused by their previous owners breaks me. I am indeed very grateful to SPCA and APU for opening up the opportunity for me to volunteer and help build a better environment for them to continue growing”.
Well done to all students and staff who participated in the programme; it was a good effort in nurturing caring citizens of the future!