Social entrepreneurship project in support of charity

LKF FES students’ Social Entrepreneurship Project

Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering & Science (LKC FES) organized a fundraising event, ‘Cut for Hope’ under the Social Entrepreneurship Project, as part of their curriculum, at the Multipurpose Hall (MPH) of  UTAR Sungai Long Campus from 18 to 19 November 2015.

The goals of the event were to increase the awareness of the public towards cancer patients and to raise funds for poverty-stricken cancer patients from Children’s Home of Hope. The target audience were UTAR staff, students and residents of Sungai Long.

The group of engineering students collaborated with EDY’s Place Hair Studio to provide the haircut services. To widen the range of services, a make-up artist and a manicurist were also invited to provide eyebrow shaping services and express manicures. RM10 was collected for each haircut service and manicure whereas RM5 for an eyebrow shaping service.

The reason for the low prices was to encourage larger crowds of people to participate in the campaign. 50% of the earnings would be donated to Children’s Home of Hope.

In addition, a wide variety of snacks and stationeries were sold at very low prices to attract more people to this charity event. The total profit earned from the two-day event would be donated in support of the cancer patients.

Hair stylists from EDY’s Place doing their bit for charity

Students queuing to get their hair cut by the hairstylists

‘Cut for Hope’ promotional team: LKC FES (from left)  Lim Pin Jie, Choong Wing Sun, Tan Kah Wing and Kuan Jin Hee.

Other students from LKC FES and Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM) also put in their efforts for the Social Entrepreneurship Project by selling plants and handmade ring charms.

Plants for Sale by LKC FES students: (from left) Wong Zheng Yee (Mechanical Engineering), Pon Hoong Chee (Actuarial Science) and Phun Zhe Hwei (Mechanical Engineering)

The makers of the ring charms: FAM students (front row, from left) Darrel Yip, Utayasri, Goh Yan Ling, Aw Zhi Ying, Wong Shiuh Chying, (back row from left) Chen Wei Jie and Ho Thian Fatt

Ring charms handmade by the FAM students to raise funds under the Social Entrepreneurship Project

On the same day, another fund-raising event, ‘Locks of Hope’ (LOH) was also held by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) students whereby donors were sought to donate their hair to be turned into wigs for cancer patients who are going through chemotherapy. This time, the students collaborated with hairstylists from Hair Atelier to put their efforts together. A donation of at least 15cm long hair was the requirement for all donors.

Prof Chuah cutting a donor’s hair in support of Locks of Hope

Donors getting their locks trimmed by Hair Atelier stylists

The donor's hair of at least 15cm long

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