Rotary International Club and Limkokwing explore collaboration to aid students with special needs
Limkokwing University welcomed representatives from the Rotary International Club under District 3300 at its flagship campus in Cyberjaya on 10 July 2019 to discuss possible future collaboration on providing scholarships for those with disabilities and the less fortunate.
Led by Rotary’s Chairman, Past Assistant Governor SenGupta, the representatives were given a full tour of the Presidential Library where they were briefed on the University’s history, achievements, philosophy and ecosystem.
Rotary’s Past District Governor Leslie Salehuddin and Kirenjit Kaur, and Past Assistant Governor Isfahan Suki were accompanying Mr. SenGupta to meet with Limkokwing University Founder President Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr. Limkokwing and the Senior Management team.
During the meeting with the University’s Senior Vice President, Dato’ Raja Aznil commended the proposals given by Rotary International to cooperate in helping those with disabilities and less fortunate students.
In giving her comment Dato Gail Phung, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development said, “I am sure it would be an exciting and interesting collaboration with the Rotary International, and we would love this idea.”
Dato’ Gail Phung also highlighted the collaboration between Limkokwing and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) through the Limkokwing Foundation for People with Disabilities to provided greater access to tertiary education and vocational training for individuals living with impairments, equipping them with the ability to harness their talent in pursuit of realizing their true potential.
“In my opinion, cooperation between Limkokwing University and Rotary International will help those who have potential to continue their studies and these children will not only help themselves but also their entire family,” said SenGupta.
Kirenjit Kaur the only lady Governor in Rotary District 3300 said, “Currently under the Rotary Foundation of Malaysian Clubs and Rotary Kasih programme, Rotary International channels donations to almost 20 schools in Malaysia.”
“It would be good if our adopted school students are interested in continuing their study to higher education. If they are excellent students, there might be a chance for them to choose programmes they prefer,” she said.
One of the programs that Kirenjit referred to is the engineering, architecture, and creative programmes such as broadcasting and multimedia offered at Limkokwing University.
Leslie pointed out that Rotary International under the District 3300 will also suggest Limkokwing University to be made as their partner university in their upcoming general assembly in the United States.
“So far, there are still no Rotary partner universities in Asia, and we would like to suggest Limkokwing University as our university partner. This is because Malaysia is an Islamic country and will make it easier for our Muslim members from around the world to study at Limkokwing University and it would be fantastic,” he said.
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