1. KSKMP adviser-cum-delegation leader, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles, gives a prep talk to the Malaysian students who attended the informal gathering in Irbid, Jordan

1. KSKMP adviser-cum-delegation leader, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles, gives a prep talk to the Malaysian students who attended the informal gathering in Irbid, Jordan

The annual international mission by Kelab Sukan Dan Kebajikan Media Perak (KSKMP) brought some of the delegates to Jordan this year. As in previous missions, the delegation arranged to meet up with Malaysian students enrolled in universities in the destination country.

 2. students happy to welcome fellow Malaysians

2. students happy to welcome fellow Malaysians

3. a mini quiz for the students on tourism in Perak

3. a mini quiz for the students on tourism in Perak

In Jordan, currently there are almost 1,500 Malaysian students. They are enrolled in Yarmouk University for Islamic studies, and Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST) for medicine and dentistry. Both institutions of higher learning are located in Irbid, approximately 90km north of Amman, the capital city. As you can imagine, Irbid is like a student colony, a Malaysian student township, to be precise.

 4. one of the winners of the quiz receives his prize

4. one of the winners of the quiz receives his prize

 5. a second winner

5. a second winner

The delegation of KSKMP, which comprised senior government officials and members of the media, arranged to meet up with these students one evening at their student community centre along University Street, just a stone’s throw away from Yarmouk University in Irbid. The centre, on one of the upper floors of an obscure building is rented for JOD200 per month, and is used by Malaysian students, either to organise leadership meetings, discussions, form study groups, poetry night or social gatherings.

 6. presenting a club memento to Ammar Hafizdh Mohd. Dib, President of Malaysian Students Club in Irbid (R)

6. presenting a club memento to Ammar Hafizdh Mohd. Dib, President of Malaysian Students Club in Irbid (R)

7. some other Malaysian students who turned up

7. some other Malaysian students who turned up

The student leaders who attended the informal meet-up were given a prep talk by KSKMP adviser-cum-delegation leader, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles, who was pleased with the warm reception extended by the large number of students who turned up. They included high achievers, young entrepreneurs as well as those involved in volunteerism.

 8. one of the study rooms in the community centre

8. one of the study rooms in the community centre

 9. the unmarked entrance to the community centre on one of the upper floors

9. the unmarked entrance to the community centre on one of the upper floors

The young men and women were indeed delighted to get to meet fellow Malaysians, and spoke Bahasa Malaysia for a change, rather than Arabic! It was certainly a fruitful two-hour gathering, where we learnt something from one another. Besides, it was also a golden opportunity to promote the State of Perak to the students via a mini quiz.

10. taking a photo with Syrian refugee children

10. taking a photo with Syrian refugee children

11. sweet smiles despite bitter past

11. sweet smiles despite bitter past

Event: KSKMP Delegation Meets Malaysian Students in Jordan
Venue: University Street, Irbid, Jordan
Date: 26th July, 2017
Time: 5pm

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