#MyKalsomStory by Izzaty Abdullah

#MyKalsomStory by Izzaty Abdullah

Here’s another enlightening experience from another director of our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Camp this year!

Read her story below:

I first joined the Kalsom family back in the summer of 2019. At that time, I had found out about Kalsom through one of my seniors, and recruitments for summer programme facilitators were going on. After doing some reading on their website, I decided to apply as a facilitator for Kalsom Harapan, and to this very day, it has been one of the best decisions of my life.

Going as a camp facilitator, you are obviously determined to inspire your beneficiaries, but in truth, and every Kalsom member would agree with me on this, you leave the camp feeling just as inspired if not more. Meeting so many like-minded individuals that share the same passion to fight education inequality was truly the experience of a lifetime, and I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to have been given that opportunity.

Even though I was new and had only known the facilitators and committee members for a short 4 days, they welcomed me with open arms and never made me feel left out. It felt like an amazing support system and after those 4 days of camp, seeing how the beneficiaries changed and reading their letters, let’s just say the feeling of warmth and happiness cannot be put into words. I truly believe that education opens doors of opportunities for young boys and girls, and being able to see the impact that you created as an organization, is truly one of the best feelings in the world and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

That summer experience was what encouraged me to apply as a committee member (Logistics Officer) for session 2019/2020. To be honest, I was a little disheartened when the camps had to be moved online this year, as that meant that the work I had done to survey camp venues would not be used, and my role wouldn’t really be needed. However, everyone’s health and safety was the number one priority, and even though I couldn’t contribute much, I still helped out in any way I could and never felt the Kalsom spirit falter throughout my entire tenure because, with Kalsom, it really does feel like home.

The Kalsom Movement has given me so many opportunities to learn and grow, it has changed me as an individual and allowed me the opportunity to really give back to society and play a part in changing Malaysia’s education landscape for the better. I am beyond excited to be one of the camp directors for our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Camp and would sincerely encourage everyone to apply as a facilitator. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Amira Izzaty Abdullah (EIC Director TKM27, Kalsom Harapan Facilitator TKM25)

If you want to experience YOUR OWN Kalsom journey, apply now to become one of our facilitators for our Summer Programmes now!

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