“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”
– Bernice Johnson Reagon
Alhamdulillah, all praises to the Almighty Allah for His guidance and strength, for allowing our very first NUSMS Undergraduate Dialogue to happen on 21 September 2012.
The event began right after our congregational Maghrib prayer. The host for the night, bro Mohammed Hafiz, kick-started the event by welcoming the guests and invited bro Haziq Jani, President of NUSMS, to explain the objectives of the dialogue to the guests.
The objective of the dialogue was to provide a platform for undergraduates to share their views and opinions on the challenges they face day-to-day; be it in or out of school. This would allow them to voice out their problems and perspectives in a safe and supportive environment.
The dialogue focused on 4 different engaging focus areas which were faith/religion, campus life, studies and social responsibilities.
The response that we have gathered thus far proved beneficial for both seniors and freshmen. Students shared on the idea of balancing between community/voluntary work and studies while others voiced out on the lack of confidence and social skills to participate in social events. There was also a suggestion on the need for mentoring system between a freshmen and seniors to ensure that the former are able to assimilate into the new undergraduate lifestyle. There were also motivations given by seniors to the other students on the importance of guiding and helping one another in the varsity instead of shying away from our fellow brothers and sisters.
The planning and thinking process for this event was not an easy one but we made it through thanks to the seniors who guided us all along; bro Mohammed Hafiz, bro Farhizzam Selamat, bro Abdurrahiem, sis Adilah Ahmad Khalis, sis Nur Diyanah Anwar and sis Faizah Abdullah. May Allah reward them with the best of rewards for taking their time off and helping us out in this humble event of ours.
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