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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Shaping future leaders

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Group photo of participants, committee and staff after the opening ceremony

A total of 26 students from nine schools around Klang Valley attended the UTAR Leadership Camp from 26 to 27 May 2018 at Sungai Long Campus.

The camp was organised by UTARambassadors, under the Division of Programme Promotion (DPP). It sets to develop leadership potentials in participants aside from educating and nurturing the young generation about the importance of social responsibilities.

“I am confident that all of you would be able to understand the responsibilities and the impact of a good leader not only to a group of people but also to our society. I hope this would be a rewarding experience for all of you,” said DPP Director Lee Choy Fong during his opening speech.

Also present at the opening ceremony were Head of Student Recruitment and Operations (Sungai Long Campus) Irene Wong Hong Lei, UTAR Leadership Camp Chairperson Tan Kai Xuan, 988 Station radio presenters, Cassey, Jason and Fish, UTARambassadors, helpers and participants.

Held for the first time in Sungai Long Campus, the two-day-one-night camp was packed with activities and talks from significant icons. This included bronze medalist of World Mental Olympic in 2012 West Wong who is also an alumnus of UTAR, Founder and Managing Director of Idealite restaurant chain Tan Yong Jen and radio presenters from 988 station.

The trio radio presenters whole-heartedly shared their journey of becoming radio DJs. They also illuminated the participants on how leadership values such as self-discipline and responsibility are related and utterly important in their working environment, despite the flexible and bubbly nature of their job.

young radio presenters giving a talk on future career plans
From left: Fish, Jason and Cassey sharing their thoughts with the participants

Other than talks, ice-breaking sessions, group activities, mission activities and station activities intervened in between talks to keep participants fresh and energetic. They were also given a tour around Sungai Long Campus which gave them insights into the facilities, environment and opportunities available in UTAR as they pursue their tertiary study.

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Campus tour

utar student participants collaborating in a group activity
Participants working on their group logo

According to DPP Assistant Manager Liew Wei San, the camp activities focused on three main aspects; team building, communication skills and leadership training.

“Throughout the preparation for this camp, the committee and staff have put in their best effort to make this the best experience for you. Therefore, I hope you will learn something within these two days,” said Tan Kai Xuan in his welcoming remarks.

student participants working out a team puzzle challenge
An activity that challenges participants’ problem-solving skills

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Participants and helpers sharing session

Melishani Rajandran, Yap Joo Yee, and Lim Zhi Rou from SMJK Yu Hua, Kajang were among the participants that joined the camp. According to Melishani, they saw the camp information on their counselling notice board and decided to participate. Sharing on the ideal leader characteristics, the trio replied, “Discipline and independent.”

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Group photo before the camp ended

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