SEGi University places the highest importance on the education and well-being of its students. It is also strongly committed to sustainability, striving to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On 2 August 2023, representatives from SEGi University made a courtesy visit to Reef Check Malaysia, an organisation dedicated to coral reef monitoring and island-based educational programmes. During this visit, they proudly donated RM1150 to Reef Check Malaysia’s General Manager, Julian Hyde.
This monetary contribution was made possible through the collaborative efforts of Bachelor of Information Technology and Diploma in Information Technology students at SEGi University, who have been actively engaged in marine life activities. Additionally, the staff from SEGi University’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (FoEBEIT) played a crucial role in making this donation a reality.
Reef Check Malaysia’s conservation initiatives deeply resonate with SEGi University’s unwavering commitment to its Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 14: Life Below Water. By supporting Reef Check Malaysia’s efforts, SEGi University demonstrates its active engagement in promoting sustainable marine practices and raising awareness about the critical importance of preserving our oceans.
According to a report published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2020, coral reefs worldwide face unprecedented threats due to climate change, with approximately 75% of these delicate ecosystems already at risk. Furthermore, data from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) highlights that the world’s oceans are a vital source of livelihood for over 3 billion people globally. They contribute to the global economy by generating over $2.5 trillion annually. These statistics underscore the urgent need for collaborative efforts, such as the one between SEGi University and Reef Check Malaysia, to preserve these invaluable marine ecosystems and secure the well-being of both the environment and communities.
SEGi University takes great pride in its dedication to academic excellence and active involvement in fostering sustainability. The unwavering commitment of its students and staff to these values makes SEGi University a leading institution in promoting positive change in the community and beyond.