Friday, October 7, 2016

ISDEV & IRM VISIT PULAU AMAN

ISDEV lectures and students at Batu Musang Jetty ready for Pulau Aman community development project
4 Sept, 2016 - A total of 13 ISDEV members with 9 lecturers and 4 ISDEV students led by Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh pay a visit to Pulau Aman, Penang. ISDEV has taken a big step to enhance the networking and collaborate with IRM for sustainable and integrated humanitarian project for community development. The IRM team was led by its country Director, En. Zairulshahfuddin Zainal Abidin, with En Kamarul Halim Sakrani (Head, Relief & Programmes Divisions), Puan Siti Fadilah Mohd Hood (Senior Manager of Fundraising Division) Puan Sharlina Adnan (Head, Services Divisions), Datin Norelan Ismail (Senior Manager, charity Shoppe & Events Divisions), Nurbazilah Sulaiman (Manager, Funraising Divisions) as well as En. Azlan Shah Lazim (Senior Officer of Relief & Programmes Divisions).

En route to Pulau Aman
Pulau Aman or geographically named as Aman island situated at the small island in South Seberang Perai, Penang is the location for the first ISDEV – Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) community development project. The community development project has three objectives to achieve. First, is to empower the community of Pulau Aman. Second is to foster a good relationship and to share the happiness with the community. Third is to make sure that the community does not feel left far from the development and society from the main land. 


Community engagement wih Pulau Aman community
The trip starts as early as 9.45 am converge at Batu Musang Jetty followed by a 10 minutes boat ride to Pulau Aman.  Upon the arrival at Pulau Aman jetty, the team received a warm welcome by the principal of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pulau Aman, En Norman Jaafar. After a short briefing by En Noram Jaafar and En Sanusi, the chairman of JKKP of Pulau Aman,  ISDEV and IRM team were taken to visit the historic site of Pulau Aman which known as the Telaga Emas. Afterwards the team was taken to visit places of attraction in Pulau Aman such as the camp site, home stay and chalet, the oldest breadfruit tree in the Southeast Asia or kwon as sukun by the locals, seafood restaurants as well as community engagement with the locals. 
Enjoying fresh 'Mee Udang'  for lunch - One of attraction at Pulau Aman

It was a truly an overwhelming experience exploring Pulau Aman for its unique culture, nature and biodiversity as well as meeting the community. It was an awe-inspiring opportunity to be part of the community development in Pulau Aman. It is hope that this project will become a stepping stone for ISDEV and IRM in collaborating into much more projects in the near future. 

Think Humanitarian, Think Islamic Relief
Think USM, Think ISDEV!
 
Agreement of collaboration - ISDEV director and IRM presenting their token of appreciation to En Sanusi for the hospitality in Pulau Aman



 Chalet Pulau Aman Resort with various activities



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