A Cleaner and Better SS15

Taylor's College students organise The Green Movement to clean up SS15, Subang Jaya

Over 200 student volunteers from Taylor's College and Taylor's University sacrificed their sleep as they gathered on a Saturday morning to do a good deed for the community in Subang Jaya by cleaning up the streets at SS15 area.

Aptly named The Green Movement, the gotong-royong event was held in conjunction with 'Clean up the World' week in September. It was jointly organised by Taylor's College Community Service Ambassadors and the Jawatankuasa Penduduk (JKP) Zon 1 with an aim to not only clean up the area, but also to raise awareness about the importance of keeping the neighbourhood clean.

The Community Service Ambassadors, who were in charge of recruiting volunteers and co-ordinating the entire event, did a wonderful job by registering over 200 student volunteers, surpassing their target of 150 volunteers.

Julian Eow Jia-Liang, a student at Taylor's College and the Assistant Project Manager was surprised with the overwhelming response. "The extra numberof volunteers really made things easier and faster as we finished the cleaning activities much earlier than expected. It also showed that people actually care about the environment, especially when it is so close to their homes and college."

"We really hope that through this gotong-royong event, the public as well as the volunteers who helped to clean up the area will realise how important it is to keep the place clean before it is too late," added Julian.

Mr. Lim Tou Boon, President of Taylor's College commended the students' efforts in ensuring that the event was a successful one. "At Taylor's College we focus not only on maintaining our tradition of academic excellence as the top pre-u provider in the country but also on developing our students in the areas of life skills and character development in order to shape them into productive leaders in the global community".

"Organising a gotong-royong at SS15, Subang Jaya is a great idea because the College students are key stakeholders in the local community and we want to inculcate into them the value of being responsible and contributing members of the community."

Dressed in green, the volunteers spent approximately two hours under the hot sun to complete their tasks, which includes cleaning the streets and clearing the drains, providing the community a cleaner environment to live in.