Giving and Grateful, in GPS Ramadan
29 June 2018
Transforming Lives Enriching Future goes nationwide, to community’s less fortunate visited by students of Management and Science University (MSU) 
Responsibility and commitment to social welfare sent students from Management and Science University (MSU) to eleven Malaysian states last Ramadan.

Visiting orphanages, charity homes, hospitals, community mosques, and villages, the MSUrians carried the university’s contributions of Zakat, Duit Raya, and daily necessities. The four hundred students participating from across MSU programmes in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) as well as Medical Sciences organized Iftar, Quran recitation, and motivational talks to coincide with the Ramadan expedition, and facilitated health checks and cleanups as well as fun telematches with orphans. 

MBBS and Medical Sciences students of MSU IMS on their GPS Ramadan to Perak

In the states of Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, and Pahang, they were received by the support group for orphaned and poor children PAYASUM or Lembaga Pengurusan dan Kebajikan Anak Yatim dan Miskin in Sungai Udang, Melaka; charity organization for orphans and the poor Badan Amal Anak Yatim dan Asnaf in Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan, and the Old Folks Charity Home in Seri Permai, Pahang. 

Future healthcare practitioners enquiring after old folks’ welfare

MSU Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Hospitals visited were the Kuala Kubu Baru Hospital in Selangor and the Bukit Mertajam Hospital in Penang Island. Visits to the two states also included the Maahad Tahfiz Kasyul Al-Ulum Lil-Banat, a school in Bukit Mertajam, Penang Island; and the Jamek Ar-Rahimah Mosque in Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor. Other mosques visited were the Taman Saseh Mosque in Kulim, Kedah, and Surau Taman Permata in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur. 

Giving and Grateful in Penang on the MSU IMS GPS Ramadan programme

The rest of the visits on the GPS Ramadan route were to the villages of Parit Sikom in Pontian, Johor; Pos Kuala Mu in Sungai Siput, Perak; Bukit Tunggal in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu; and Bukit Tiu in Machang, Kelantan.

Building a better world in the spirit of Giving and Grateful is a culture at Management and Science University (MSU). Read about the 2017 edition of MSU’s International Medical School (IMS) GPS Ramadan driving change, one community at a time