14 July 2015

Sunway University Collaborates with World Vision on Together for Every Child Campaign

In support of World Vision’s target to raise RM3 million which will impact more than 47,000 lives, Sunway University’s International Office and Sunway International Student Ambassadors (SISA) recently launched ‘Together for Every Child Campaign’ Clean Water Project at the university.

The event saw notable representatives from Sunway University and World Vision launching the project with a unique water filtering ceremony. Dr Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director of Sunway University and Sunway Education Group, Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Vice Chancellor of Sunway University, Lim Shui Chin, International Office Director of Sunway Education Group, and Angelo Estella SISA President together with World Vision Malaysia Ambassador Francissca Peter and Communications Officer Tan Shu Yi poured jugs of dirty water into a filter designed and created by Dr Sagathevan K, Sunway University’s Head of Science and Engineering Resources.

The creative launch of World Vision’s Clean Water Project at Sunway University with water filtering ceremony

Leveraging the university students’ active involvement in extra-curricular activities, World Vision Malaysia hopes to receive massive support and response for this project. Volunteering students will be tasked with fundraising challenges of carrying water bottles filled with dirty water for 30 days wherever they go. They will explain facts about clean water to the people they meet to raise funds for the cause.

From left: Angelo Estella, Francissca Peter, Prof Graeme Wilkinson, Dr Elizabeth Lee, Lim Shui Chin and Tan Shu Yi

The collected donation will be contributed to the greater target of RM3 million that World Vision has set. The funds will be used to support Education, Health and Clean Water Project to aid children and underprivileged families from eight developing countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Mongolia, Lesotho, Vietnam and South Africa.

The team behind the project including Sunway Education Group’s top management and employees, members of SISA and World Vision Malaysia’s employees

“It is for these very reasons that the Sunway Education Group is supporting this campaign,” said Dr Lee, adding that Sunway students will be able to create an awareness on water efficiency through this campaign.

She encouraged students to take up the challenge and said, “I bid you not to give up in your goal to collect funds, for even if you manage to speak to just one person and manage to collect just one donation, you would be making a contribution, at the very least bringing clean drinkable water to one person in need.”

Dr Elizabeth Lee (second from left) taking a ‘Wefie’ with Francissca Peter (left) and Sunway International Student Ambassadors (in red)

The Clean Water Project is one of many Sunway University’s employee and student voluntary initiatives in providing holistic education to enhance employability. According to the Student Barometer Survey Entry Wave 2014, Sunway Education Group is ranked Asia’s No. 1 in Graduate Employability, proving that students’ involvement in extra-curricular activities is one of the increasingly sought-after employment factors.

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