Han Chiang University College of Communication (HCUC) students raised about RM6,500 for St Nicholas Home during the EyeHope Awareness campaign held at the campus.
The amount was collected from the sale of handicraft made by St Nicholas Home residents, donations from students and public, as well as RM500 from Air Itam State Assemblyman Joseph Ng Soon Siang, who launched the one-day event.
EyeHope campaign was aimed at instilling greater awareness on eye care amongst the public and students.
Various activities, during the event from 10am to 5pm, included free eye test screening, an exhibition on eye care and sale of handicrafts.
HCUC public relations and advertising final year diploma students organised the event, in collaboration with St Nicholas Home.
Organising chairperson Lee Hui Ern said the amount raised exceeded the initial target of RM1,000.
She said the sum would be given to St Nicholas for their Building Fund.
“It took us about a month to prepare for this project. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the university college for their support, and our lecturer advisor Ms Nur Adillah Binti Maaz who tried her best in helping us.”
In his speech, Mr Ng said HCUC has contributed much good work in the education industry as well as for the community for many years.
“ As an educator, they offer numerous opportunities to provide platforms for their students such as organising this impactful campaign today. Over the next decade, I believe that your contribution will be even more important to the new generation.”
Ng also said he was delighted to see so many students, volunteers and professionals turned up to support the project, especially the fundraising for St. Nicholas Home.