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Safe Kids Malaysia UPM to launch fire prevention programme

By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photo by: Norazreen Awang

SERDANG, Feb 20 – Safe Kids Malaysia Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) will hold a fire-prevention programme for children of primary schools, aged from 8 to 12, in nine schools around Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.

Deputy Urban Welfare, Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Halimah Mohamad Sadique said the programme to be held for the first time, will benefit not only school kids but also parents and the schools involved.

“This campaign is the first of its kind in this country to be launched using a detailed module on the said topic. This trial project will start in April until July 2017, involving some 6,000 primary school children,” she said.

UPM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris, meanwhile, said through such a programme, UPM will be able to introduce its experts who were ever willing to expand their research at national and international levels.

“As a renowned research university, all academicians are encouraged to be actively involved in research and spread their research outcomes for the benefit of the society and the industries,” she added. 

At the event, Datuk Halimah also launched the latest research report on “How Safe is Your Home? Protecting Children from Fire, Burns and Scalds in Kuala Lumpur”.

Also present were President of Honeywell ASEAN, Mr. Briand Greer and Director of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, Kerry Kennedy.

Executive Director of Safe Kids Malaysia UPM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kulanthayan KC Mani said the programme, held with the cooperation of Safe Kids Worldwide USA and Honeywell, hopefully, could be expanded to other schools in other districts in the future.

“Through the outcome of this trial programme, I really hope that school children from other districts in Kuala Lumpur as well as in other States will be given the opportunity to participate in such programme,” she said - UPM.

Date of Input: 13/03/2017 | Updated: 15/03/2017 | idah


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