The Make It Right Movement (MIRM) organised a session today titled “Social Impact – Engage for Good” as part of BAC’s online orientation programme for its April intake students. These students gained valuable insights on the meaning of a holistic education by making a social impact through community service and development.
Hosted by Brian Lariche, MIRM’s Head of Community Development and Amanda Kong, a Community Advocate of MIRM, the session was attended by over 200 participants.
Students were introduced to the main purpose of the MIRM Club i.e. to provide students with a first-hand opportunity to make a difference in society and to develop their non-academic skills such as public speaking, etc to realise their full potential. Having worked with over 200 community partners since it inception, a memorable event was in fact a student-led initiative, “Glamour Includes” in 2019, which featured models from the PWD community, none other than our very own Amanda Kong and Rachel Siew.
Interesting questions were posed to the hosts and some participants even shared their personal goals of starting a non-profit organization of their own in the future. One participant, Rachel Ong enquired if non-BAC/IACT students could join MIRM to which Mr Brian replied, “Although priority is given to BAC/IACT students, we are more than happy to welcome other students who are passionate about community service”. Other students expressed their interest in research work and expanding their writing skills for community service projects.
Students were more than willing to contribute to “Help Feed The Homeless and The Poor during COVID-19”, a collaborative effort between MIRM, BAC Education Group and Pertiwi Soup Kitchen. For every meal donated, BAC will donate another meal with the aim of supplying meals prepared by the B40 community to feed those who are most vulnerable during the MCO.
Before closing the session, Mr. Brian Lariche highlighted some exciting online events by MIRM in the coming weeks such as webinars on personal branding, dealing with stress and tips on how to spend time wisely during the MCO period.
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