“We Hope We Dream Camp 2019” was held at the Convention Hall, TO8 on 9th April 2019. It was organized by 128 first year students from School of Human Resources Development and Psychology (SHARPS) who are currently following the “Need Analysis” course (SHAR1093). The two main aims of the camp were to promote the importance of education to the aborigine community (Orang Asli) and to enhance their communication and interaction skills. The activities carried out during the camp were designed to increase participants’ self-awareness and identity disclosure in order to help them recognize the importance of education and to improve their communication skills. The activities were motivational talk, games, and workshop.
Slot 1: Motivational Talk
The purpose of this activity was to raise awareness among the Orang Asli students on the importance of education in their lives as well as to help them get ready to face world challenges in the upcoming future. The talk was delivered by a representative from the Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA), YB Senator Dato’ Isa bin Ab. Hamid.
Slot 2: Games
This slot was conducted by the students from the “Need Analysis” course (SHAR1093) course . The participants were the Orang Asli students who were from 10 to 12 year old age group. In order to play the games well, the participants had to be creative and imaginative as such games could develop their dexterity skill. The participants also played games that enhanced their communicative skills and boosted their physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Noticeably, the interactive games had given the participants the experience to communicate not only with their friends but also others like the organizers and adults who were there at the camp. Most importantly, by playing the games, the participants had the opportunity to explore different experience and environment and at the same time, they have learnt to conquer their fears in difficult and challenging situations.
Slot 3: Workshop
The workshop activities, were designed and conducted by the students from the SHAY program. The main purpose of having this slot was to promote the importance of having attributes like self-awareness, identity disclosure, self-acceptance, quality education and self-discovery to the participants. Besides helping the participants recognize their weaknesses and limitations, the workshop has also helped them notice the significant role of self improvement. In addition, they have learnt to embrace their limitations and how to overcome them. The workshop have also helped them know themselves better and ready to become world players.