BINTULU 20-21 March 2021-The implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (PKPB) Phase Two in our country is to some extent seen to have an impact on our daily lives. The limitations for us to move freely and the conditions that require us to remain sitting at home are seen to affect the psychological health of society. But this scenario also indirectly gives a new light when the trend (trend) of urban agriculture or home gardening is gaining ground in society. Looking at this, students of Course QKK2101 Bakti Siswa (Group 2), Second Semester Academic Session 2020/2021, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus (UPMKB) in collaboration with Project Youth Leadership & Entrepreneurship (YLE): UPMKB - TEGAS Smart Partnership has organized the program Putra Bakti Mediculture. The main purpose of this program is to provide exposure to the community about the benefits of gardening as a therapy, care methods and cultivation methods that are correct and appropriate in line with current agricultural technology. The program also touches on aspects and issues related to public health such as Rabies, the uniqueness of Autistic children and problems in toxic families. In order to comply with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in force in an effort to break the Covid-19 chain, this program has been implemented through a webinar.
Program Director Muhammad Ilham bin Jaidin said, health and agriculture education is the main focus in this program. He added that the introduction of agricultural technology, namely soilless cultivation methods and also exposure to types of crop-related diseases are seen to be able to attract the community to be active in agriculture and can be used as a therapeutic activity for the mind and spirit. He hopes that all the knowledge shared during this program can be applied in life and benefit the family, community and country.
The program, which was implemented on 20 - 21 March 2021, includes 6 seminar slots featuring experienced speakers from various fields such as Rabies Leaflet! Curious? - Dr. Naziah Muntil (Head of Division, Sarawak Veterinary Services Department, Bintulu Division), I am Unique - Ms. Asma Fatimah Rasli, (Speech Therapist, National University of Malaysia Hospital), Perfection Doesn’t Equate Happiness - Dr. Yasmin Binti Yaccob (Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences and Management, Faculty of Humanities, Management and Science, UPMKB), 3-in-1 Agriculture - Dr. Shiamala Devi (Senior Lecturer, Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Science, UPMKB), Gardening: A Mind Therapy - Dr. Ismawati Binti Sharkawi (Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences and Management, Faculty of Humanities, Management and Science, UPMKB), and Plant Diseases? Let's See… - Dr. Kwan Yee Min (Senior Lecturer, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Forestry Science, UPMKB).
In the meantime, Program Advisor and QKK2101 Bakti Siswa Course Facilitator (Group 2), Ts. Dr. Suhaili Mustafa said, the organization of such a program gives an effective impact to students to strengthen their Soft Skills such as group work skills, communication skills, leadership skills, ethical values and so on. Skills like this are very important for students in the world of work later and can only be obtained through the organization of programs like this and not in the classroom alone. He also emphasized that the management of the program using a webinar platform like this is very effective and impactful in conveying information and awareness to the community as the network of participants could have a wide reach. This can be seen with the cumulative reach of 650 participants for the six seminars which are all from different districts and states in the country.
Figure 1: Programme Poster
Figure 2: The Rabies Situation in Sarawak
Figure 3: I am Unique
Figure 4: Perfection Doesn’t Equate Happiness
Figure 5: 3-in-1 Agriculture
Figure 6: Gardening: A Mind Therapy
Figure 7: Plant Diseases? Let's See…
Figure 8: Programme Committee Frontliners
Date of Input: 24/03/2021 | Updated: 06/04/2021 | lanz
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