Saturday, April 02, 2011

L.O.V.E. (Lifting Others through Volunteer Engagement) documentation

I realized I've not written a single post on L.O.V.E. (Lifting Others through Volunteer Engagement). Since L.O.V.E. will be further developed into an annual project, here I write for a proper documentation.

L.O.V.E. which was held successfully on 25 January 2011 by AIESEC in USM in collaboration with The Right Livelihood College.

For the first time in a public university in Malaysia, civil society organizations, students, academics and university administrators came together and mobilized on an issue - volunteerism. More than 2,000 students attended this Community Service Festival at Dewan Kuliah Foyer (DK Foyer), which is the central location in USM.


Some 20 global and local NGOs (non-governmental organisations) showcased important social-economic issues through very creative and fun exhibition.

The organisations are:

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
Children Protection Society (CPS)
Green Lung USM
Water Watch Penang
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM)
St. Nicholas Home for the Blinds
Asia Community Service (ACS)
Tzu Chi Foundation
National Cancer Society of Malaysia
Consumer Association of Penang (CAP)
JUMP Jaringan Utara Migrasi dan Pelarian c/o Penang Office for Human Development (POHD)
Mr. Don the Green Crusaders
Kempen Rakyat Stop Sexual Crimes against Children
Pure Love through Family
Woman Center for Change (WCC)



The objective of L.O.V.E. is to provide youths with one-stop volunteering opportunities to established NGOs in Penang and hence make a positive impact to this society.

On that particular day, more than 500 youths signed up as volunteers which far exceeded our expectation. Besides, many first time activity was brought in to USM like "Free Hugs" which advocates peace and understanding among mankind.




L.O.V.E. Community Service Festival was made possible because of this amazing team and support from AIESEC and USM authorities. Apart from that, our perfect advisor Dato' Anwar Fazal and partners from The Right Livelihood College played an imperative role in this success.

Orange has become L.O.V.E. tag color and Tuesday will be the day which L.O.V.E. Community Service Festival will be held every year. Deputy Vice Chancellor of USM, Prof Dato' Omar Osman has given it a green light for event next year and the ball has passed to the next committee team to make this event greater and even more successful.


Read The Star's media coverage on L.O.V.E. here


Visit our Official Website


Click to visit our Facebook 1-stop volunteer centre


For more informations on Penang's NGOs


AIESEC


The Right Livelihood College

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