Monday, November 24, 2014

KPI'14: A TRULY WHOLISTIC EXPERIENCE

All eyes on the chicken as one of the MISDEV'13 brothers undertake his attempt to slaughter.
As a realisation on the development of human aspects who are both physically and spiritually excellent, the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Unversiti Sains Malaysia organised a hands-on human development programme for its MISDEV'13 students (ISDEV Postgraduate Masters (Mixed-Mode) students). This programme is an annual programme that emphasizes on the practical aspect of human development as an enrichment to the theoretical aspects covered in the class. The programme is a graduation requirement for MISDEV13 in the third semester.

As usual, MISDEV13 students were assigned to organise the programme. For this year, 3 days 2-nights Kem Pembangunan Insaniah (KPI’14) programme was conducted from 17-19 October 2014 at Dusun Minda Resort, Kuala Nerang, Kedah. 
 
At the opening ceremony of KPI'14  (from right to left) Assistant Manager of Dusun Minda Resort, Mohd Syariffudin Baddaruldin, ISDEV Director, Prof. Syukri and ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr Zakaria.
The camp involved MISDEV13 students, ISDEV lecturers and other ISDEV members with the chosen theme: “Spiritual Development: The Thrust for Human Development Sustainability”. The function of human in Islam as the servant of Allah (‘Abdillah) and the caliph of Allah (Khalifatullah) should empower man to implementboth fard ‘ain & fard kifayah. Therefore, the main objective of KPI’14 was to ensure students are given hands-on practical experience to apply the theories they have learnt.

Ustaz Anas (MISDEV'13) and friends conducting the Islamic Corpse Management segment.
KPI’14 consists of three core activities, Public Speaking, The Art and Ethics of Slaughtering and Corpse Management. All these three activities were conducted on the second day. Students were received feedback and comments as to how they had handled the practical core activities and in which areas, if any, they could improve upon.

Part of physical development - Senamrobik in session.
Besides the three core activities, KPI’14 also included some indoor and outdoor activities such as tazkirah, jungle trekking and cultural night. The activities gave the students the opportunity to discover their physical, mental and spiritual strengths that are embedded in one's self. 
Having a raving fun time at the Flying Fox.
In a single file as the sisters of ISDEV went on with their jungle trekking.
On the last night of KPI'14, ISDEV lecturers and members were presented with a showcase of the creative side of MISDEV'13 students. The sisters presented a short film on Jalan Mencari Tuhan (The Road in Search of God) while the brothers presented a pentomime entitled Jalan Kembali (The Way Back).  Students were able to discover their abilities, talents and skills to develop themselves further throughout this activity. Such creativity and enthusiastic performances attracted and amused the whole audience. 
A group photo of all the participants of KPI'14
Even the sisters participated in the hands-on experience of The Arts and Ethics of Slaughtering in Islam.
Last but not least, KPI’14 was successfully conducted due to the high commitment and relentless efforts by all those involved before, during and after the programme. KPI'14 signified the hard work of everyone, ISDEV lecturers, students, staff, the generous sponsors - be it individuals or institutions - as well as the staff of Dusun Minda Resort. It is hoped that everyone gained a lot of experience, knowledge and skills within the programme. As participants left the programme with resoluteness to be a more committed person spiritually and physically to Islam and fulfilling as a strong ukhuwwah (brotherhood) was forged that definitely provided a most wonderful memory to each and everyone. Alhamdulillah! Thank you Allah.

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