Engineers Without Borders Monash University Malaysia (EWB-MUM) has successfully overseen the construction of the 260sq m Livelihood and Training facility at the Positive Living Community (PLC) Care Home in Batu Arang, Rawang.
As a result of the four-year effort, the new centre is now equipped to provide refuge for up to 50 people.
The project’s main objective is to provide extra workplace to care for disabled and homeless HIV positive men.
The facility includes a workshop, training room, office and multipurpose hall.
Australian High Commission deputy commissioner Michael Growder commended the programme’s participants for their efforts in helping society’s most vulnerable.
“I would also like to congratulate the industry and partners who have been involved in this project since the beginning. It is a real honour to witness the event,” he said.
The training facility will also be used to offer workshops and courses to the public, such as permaculture courses, motivational sessions and woodworking workshops using recycled materials.
Meanwhile, School of Engineering and Information Technology head Professor Anthony Guo expressed gratitude to PLC for presenting students with the opportunity to work towards a noble cause.
“We aspire to provide exceptional quality in research and deliver outstanding student experience,” he said.
“This is a key part of our community engagement programme in addition to engineering and leadership programmes.
“This experience will instil in our students a strong sense of community and the concept of ‘giving back’.”
The effort was made possible thanks to EWB-MUM members and external volunteers from various countries.