KUALA LUMPUR – The government will lift up the awareness of volunteerism among students in a bid to produce holistic, entrepreneurial and balanced graduates.
Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said volunteerism was highlighted as one of the important strategic components outlined in the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (for higher education).
“The first shift relates to producing graduates who are holistic, entrepreneurial and balanced. To unlock this shift, volunteerism is a key component in making our graduates holistic and balanced.
“They must also be holistic with a mind for proper qualifications, with a heart and soul to give back to the society that had moulded them into young leaders of today and tomorrow,” he said in his keynote address at the 15th International Association for Volunteer Effort ( IAVE) Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference 2017, today.
Idris delivered his keynote address through a video recording at the conference held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here.
The five-day conference will discuss, among others, issues of leadership, technology and social innovation, education, climate change, financial sustainability and strategic partnership in the international volunteer industry. – BERNAMA