APU Engineering Students Lend a Hand with Flood Disaster Relief
APU students rose to the occasion by organising yet another disaster relief for recent flood victims. Learn about their contribution here.
Updated 03 Mar 2022
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) has once again proved that societal values are as important as academic achievements by organising another disaster relief, this time to flood victims in Klang Valley.
The recent torrential rain has caused massive flooding leaving families stranded on rooftops, particularly those living in Klang, Shah Alam and Hulu Langat. Concerned students from both the Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPEAPU) and African Society (ASAPU) rallied together to arrange relief funds and assistance to the victims.
The students managed to raise RM4,100, which they used to purchase medical supplies, hygiene products, food aid, clothing and other goods that could help with the situation. All of the items were boxed and distributed to shelters aiding the flood victims. Not to mention, they even volunteered with the food bank at Gurdwara Sahib in Petaling Jaya.
According to SPEAPU President Abdallah Ahamada El Badaoui, this is the first time SPEAPU has organised and participated in a relief initiative. He expressed gratitude that the team managed to contribute a large sum that could help with the flood victims.
“The remaining funds donated to Society of Petroleum Engineers Kuala Lumpur (SPEKL), as a contribution from our chapter to their initiative to provide relief aid to members and community at large who are affected,” he added.
Without fail, Abdallah took the opportunity to credit SPEAPU Advisor Ts. Harvin Kaur Gurchran Singh and Petroleum Engineering Program Leader Ms Nur Ailie Sofyaiana Serasa for their active participation and for liaising with APU management to provide them with transportation as well as a university contribution.
“We learnt the importance of community service, teamwork, assisting one another, and working for a worthy cause is crucial regardless of one's background. Humanity comes first, and we should always be humble and give back to the community, especially during difficult times,” he concluded.
In addition, ASAPU Vice-President Mohamed Noor Ahmed also expressed his gratitude to the generous donors, students and staff who have supported the aid. “Special thanks to the APU management for arranging transportation for both the volunteers and the donation items, ensuring that they arrived in safe hands,” he said.