Splashing Fun Time With Children With Special Needs
Students of the MBA programme at the Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB) honoured a group of children with autism in conjunction with the World Autism Awareness Day which is celebrated every April at the Fantasia Aquapark, Bandar Darul Aman, Jitra.
According to Dr. Gunalan Nadarajah, lecturer at OYAGSB, the special children were welcomed by a representative from the management team of Fantasia Aquapark. Fantasia Aquapark was gracious enough to sponsor the entrance tickets of the MBA students.
He said the programme was organised in collaboration with the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM) Alor Setar and was officiated the by the Chairman of NASOM.
"For students pursuing courses namely OMMU6013, Business Ethics, CSR and Sustainability, this is an opportunity for them to come into contact with these special children," he said.
Aptly themed, “Different is Not Less”, these special children received the same services and were treated no different from other normal children. They did and tried various exciting activities including telematch and entertaining games.
"We hope to organise such activity every year in conjunction with the World Autism Awareness Day as our corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the community, especially with regards to these special children," he added.