KDU Student Extend Their Ramadan Goodwill In Embracing The Spirit Of Modesty

KDU students cleaning up the Mosque toilet. KDU students cleaning up ablution room in the Mosque.
KDU students distribute Bubur Lambuk to Mosque community. Group photo KDU students Rakan Surauku and Bubur lambuk.
Ramadan is not just about fasting but a chance for a spiritual boost, with lessons to be applied way long after this holy month. Recognising its deeper meaning and precious value, students from KDU initiated a charity move, the ‘Rakan Surauku and Bubur Lambuk’ programme, held on 9 June 2017, at Masjid Fastabiqul Khairat, Shah Alam.

This programme was jointly organised by KDU’s Malay Cultural Society, Youth of Deen and students from the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, in collaboration with 1Malaysia for Youth (iM4U), a government body mobilising youth volunteers of all races for nation-building activities held across the country.

A total of 15 students from both KDU campuses in Damansara Jaya and Utropolis Glenamrie, joined in the charity move – cleaning up the surrounding of the mosque and distributing ‘Bubur Lambuk’, specially cooked porridge for breaking fast, to fellow Muslims.

The student volunteers were divided into 2 teams according to their gender. Armed with household cleaning products, including cleaning cloths, mops, liquid soap and sponges, the students took their tasks at hand and started diligently cleaning the ablution rooms, toilets, ablution pools and floors in the mosque. Started at 2.30p.m., the cleaning project eventually ended at 5.00p.m.

After performing Asar prayers together, the KDU students then distributed Bubur Lambuk, along with mineral water and dates, to every mosque-goers for breaking fast. The move was welcomed by everyone as they happily received the gifts.

Filled with a full sense of satisfaction, the students then embarked to a nearby restaurant to break-fast together. To them, this was indeed an overall rewarding experience. “We find it worthwhile to do our part to give back to the society!”

With aims to educate graduates to be ethically and morally upright, this charity move with good cause stems from the philosophy of KDU’s Youth Empowerment Plan 2017, which was officiated by the Defence Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, in December last year, and recognised as a graduate imprint in line with the Malaysia Education Blueprint.