SHAH ALAM: Students of International Education College (Intec), UiTM Shah Alam, organized a charity run recently. It was the first time the students organized a charity run as part of their co-curricular activities.
“The students have to organize projects that benefit the community as part of their co-curricular activities. It is an opportunity for them to work together and to view society around them apart from their books,” said Vincent David, an Intec lecturer and co-curricular advisor to the students.
About 400 students participated in the run which was held on 15 October 2011. The 2.7 km run was held at the college grounds. It started at 8am and had both men’s and women’s categories. The top 10 winners were awarded medals and hampers. Completion medals were given for the top 30 runners. There was also a lucky draw. The organizing committee for the charity run was able to get sponsorship for drinks and prizes.
The proceeds of the charity run amounting to RM2,700 went to the Malaysian Rare Disorders Society (MRDS). MRDS was invited to give a speech to the students about activities of the society. MRDS also had a booth to display materials about rare disorders.