INTI International College Subang (INTI) was recognized by YAB Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for their services to communities, particularly the underprivileged youths and families living in PPR Lembah Subang 1 and 2. The college was awarded for its strategic cooperation with the Ministry of Housing & Local Government (KPKT) during the launch of the Dasar Komuniti Negara programme, an initiative of KPKT towards addressing social issues in society and building a better community, which was attended by 5000 participants.
YB Puan Hajah Zuraida Binti Kamaruddin, the Minister of Housing & Local Government with students from INTI International College Subang.
Dr Jane Lim, Chief Executive of INTI received the award on behalf of the students and staff who had worked on several projects in 2018, including Projek Kotak Cantik, a hygiene awareness programme for underprivileged youth which included the provision of hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary pads and shavers. Other projects also included Feed the Soul, a project to provide bubur lambuk to 700 families during Ramadan; the setup of a library and ongoing tutoring for underprivileged students; as well as a skills workshop for single mothers.
YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed presenting a certificate and award to Dr Jane Lim, Chief Executive of INTI International College Subang.
Dr Jane Lim shared, “We are honoured to receive this award from the Prime Minister, and to be mentioned personally by YB Puan Hajah Zuraida for our students’ efforts. At INTI, we empower our students not only in the fields of academic excellence but also in the service they can offer to their communities. These projects enable our students to apply the skills they learn while studying to real life situations, including addressing social concerns. By giving back to our communities, students become closely engaged with real life challenges and real people, and have the opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives – a trait we hope they will carry with them into their careers and beyond.”