PRE-UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

14 06 2011

 

ST. LUKAS, Kota Padawan – Seramai 21 orang peserta telah mengikuti program pra-orientasi untuk pelajar baru, K.I.T.A. (Keep In Touch Always) 21-22 Mei yang lalu. Kebanyakan peserta terdiri daripada pelajar lepasan tingkatan lima dan enam serta pelajar dari Institut Pendidikan Batu Lintang.

Antara topik yang diberikan adalah Iman Kristian dan Pengislaman, Isu-isu di Kampus, Analisa mengenai Isu Pelajar Dalam Perspektif Budaya, Sosial dan Agama serta Perhubungan yang Sihat. Salah satu perkara yang kebanyakan mereka pelajari dalam program ini adalah mengenai iman mereka sebagai seorang Kristian Katolik lebih-lebih lagi apabila menempuh cabaran dan dugaan dalam hidup terutamanya dalam kampus. Selain itu, mereka juga mempelajari bagaimana hendak menjalinkan perhubungan yang sihat. Topik-topik tersebut banyak mendedahkan mereka kepada realiti yang berlaku oleh kebanyakan pelajar dari Sabah dan Sarawak apabila mereka merantau ke Semenanjung Malaysia untuk melanjutkan pelajaran.

Sebelum program berakhir, para peserta diagihkan “survival kit” yang mengandungi maklumat yang boleh mereka rujuk apabila mereka berada di sana kelak termasuk risalah “In Defence of” yang mengandungi soalan dan jawapan mengenai dasar iman kita. Pihak penganjur juga menekankan kepada para peserta untuk berkongsi maklumat yang mereka telah peroleh daripada program ini kepada kawan-kawan mereka, terutamanya ynag melanjutkan pelajaran ke Semenanjung Malaysia.





Students reach out to children and youths with disabilities for Gawai

3 06 2011

KUCHING – In view of the Gawai Dayak Harvest Festival, the Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS) took up the initiative to reach out to children and youths of Dayak families through the Gawai Food Parcel Project. This project was initiated by ‘Meeting Needs’, a Community Rehabilitation Project run by volunteers who sought participation from the Catholic Church through the Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Commission (KAYC) due to increase in Dayak families with family member(s) with learning disabilities over the past two years.

Inspired to make a difference this festive season, YCS students and their families from Kolej Abdillah, SM Lodge, SMK Batu Lintang, SMK Green Road, SMK Sg. Maong, SMK St Joseph and SMK St Teresa generously donated food items and used clothes for eight families in Kpg. Kopit, Kpg. Merembeh, Kpg. Sogo and Kpg. Puak, situated in Bau. These Catholic families have children either with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy or mental problems, are slow learners or have sick parents who are unable to provide for the family.

The Centre called The Therapy Playroom (situated at Jln. Dogan), is a development and therapy centre for children and adults. The volunteers there help those with these disabilities to learn language and speech. This Gawai Food Parcel Project is their charitable act to these families to have a better Gawai celebration.

The KYCS Student Animators delivered the food items on behalf of the students to the families on Sunday 29 May, all of which were grateful to be blessed with such abundance for a better Gawai celebration. Rosaries were also given to the family members, with a simple prayer being said with the families.