GEORGE TOWN In conjunction with the national month celebration this year, students of Kolej Komuniti Bayan Baru (KKBU) have taken the initiative to paint murals of frontliners in appreciation of their sacrifices to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
KKBU Student Representative Committee vice-president Siti Nor Nabila Ishak, 19, said she and nine of her friends took two weeks to complete the mural painting on the wall of a college building.
“In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we treasure the service of frontliners as they have worked hard to take care of us,” she told reporters when met at KKBU during the Merdeka @ Komuniti Programme organised by the Northeast district Information Department (JAPEN) today.
The final semester student majoring in Therapy, Beauty and Spa added that she and her colleagues were looking forward to paint murals on any space provided as a way to showcase their creativity.
In addition to using paint, the mural was also adorned with used tyres, betel nut trunks and hibiscus plants of various colours around the mural space.
Meanwhile, lecturer and acting head of General Studies Unit at KKBU, Hasnah Hassan said the college welcomed the idea of producing murals which also received the cooperation of JAPEN to build teamwork among students.
“This committee was formed at the beginning of the year when COVID-19 hit the country, so it is quite difficult for us to organise any programme. Today’s programme is an opportunity for them to be involved as well as contribute something as a tribute to our national heroes,” she said.
Apart from the presence of officers from JAPEN, the programme was also participated by the Penang National Security Council (MKN) assistant director, Mohamad Hasbi Ash-shiddieqy Ahmad who also gave a briefing on the management of COVID-19 entitled Roles and Responsibilities Together.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency