The 30 students from HELP University left on 8th January 2015 to embark on their journey as volunteers for the flood clean up in Kelantan.
They travelled from KL for 8 hours to SK Panembang, Kelantan, a school, affected badly by the floods, with mud and water clogging up the school. The main idea was to clean up the school, such that students and teachers would be able to resume classes for the new term in 2015.
As the officer in charge, I had under my supervision 30 volunteers from HELP University, motivated and ready to help during these difficult times. The students were working their socks off without much of sleep, due to time limitation .The schools in Kelantan were scheduled to open on the 11th (Sunday). We pushed boundaries to make the school functional, motivated by the warm smiles of the teachers and the sentiments of gratitude from the school.
We completed our task and based on feedback from the volunteers, they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and in the process, felt they had contributed to a worthwhile cause.
As I write this, I felt it was a great experience and one that has added a feeling of euphoria that we helped our nation. We are volunteers from different races but when you are moved by passion to help, there is always a way to complete your task, especially when it brings a smile to the faces of children and teachers.
Officer in Charge of Flood Clean up