SERDANG, 24 July – Two students from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Mohd Azrol Hafizi Azman and Atikah Che Ismail, joined twelve others in the Walkside by Rovs Project team had carried out a project to build a 100-metre-long pedestrian walkway at Jalan Mesra, Dato’ Keramat, Kuala Lumpur.
The pedestrian walkway was built using about 80,000 plastic bottle caps that were gathered from various activities such as the promotional awareness campaigns for school and university students on the importance of environmental protection, roadside cleaning, open days in carnival and corporate sector, and from social media.
Mohd Azrol Hafizi, a Master of Arts (Arabic Language) student from UPM, said that the project was made an exemplary model in different campaigns to attract more youths in Malaysia and abroad to participate in volunteering activities with the local community to carry out innovative projects with an emphasis on the concept of environmental protection to achieve SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
He also stated that the Scouts of the World Award was created to challenge scouts and non-scouts of youth aged 15 to 26 years around the world.
“The Award offers opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and values that are essential to become citizens of the world that can play an active role in making the world a better place, starting with the local community,” he said.
The candidates who pass the evaluation of their individual projects will receive the Scouts of the World Award from the National Chief Scout of Malaysia and recognition from the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
The Award is a prestigious award in the world which gives autonomous power to the youth in conducting activities as part of the Scout Law that teaches them to be useful and helpful. - UPM
Date of Input: 02/08/2019 | Updated: 05/08/2019 | hairul_nizam
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