Monday, September 12, 2016

SUSTAINABLE & INTEGRATED HUMANITARIAN COLLABORATION WITH ISLAMIC RELIEF MALAYSIA


ISDEV lecturers with Islamic Relief Malaysia in the meeting room at D04, USM
On, 24 August 2016, ISDEV has taken a big step to enhance the networking and collaborate with Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) for sustainable and integrated humanitarian project for community development. The community development project is located at the small island in South Seberang Perai, Penang named as Aman Island or well known by the locals as Pulau Aman

Established in 2005, IRM has expanded to a bigger family with 36 full-time and short-term staff and more than 3000 volunteers. IRM is the Malaysia-based Islamic humanitarian NGO. Recognized by United Nation (UN), Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Islamic Development Bank as well as the European Union (EU), IRM practiced a high transparency in financial and professionalism management that involved a wide scope of humanitarian sectors locally and abroad. 

ISDEV Director giving his best to succeed the project Community Development planning at Pulau Aman
The IRM team was led by its country Director, En. Zairulshahfuddin Zainal Abidin, with Puan Siti Fadilah Mohd Hood (Senior Manager of Fundraising Division) as well as En. Azlan Shah Lazim (Senior Officer of Relief & Programmes Divisions). The IRM team pays a visit to ISDEV to discuss on the community development project planning at Pulau Aman

The discussion on the community project planning in Pulau Aman
In the end of the meeting, ISDEV and IRM agreed on three arrangements succeeding towards accomplishing the community development in Pulau Aman. First is to hold a visit to Pulau Aman on the 4 September 2016. Second is to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with ISDEV, USM in particular. Third, ISDEV would obtain and acquire research grant pertaining to the community development project while IRM will continue in fundraising the donations towards Pulau Aman. The collaboration of ISDEV and IRM aims to develop the society in Pulau Aman as Islamic sustainable community with an Ideal Islamic-centric tourism industry and to accomplish the Faith Inspired Actions ideas.

A token of appreciation from ISDEV to IRM presented by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh to En Azlan Shah and Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad to Puan Siti Fadilah
Besides ISDEV, Malaysia Electronic Payment System (MEPS), Esm Machinery (KI) Sdn Bhd (ESM), DHL Express (DHL) and Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) are also involved in the community development of Pulau Aman. It is hope that this collaboration of sustainable and integrating humanitarian between ISDEV and IRM will continuously grow in the future. 

Think USM, Think ISDEV,
Think humanitarian, Think Islamic Relief!

Group photo of ISDEV lecturers with Puan Siti Fadilah (left), Encik Zairulshahfuddin (Centre), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Encik Azlan Shah (right)

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