Kem Perkasa is a holiday programme organized by Ain Society. The camp promises loads of fun activities, as well as educational workshops for the teens. In other words, it's LEARNING THROUGH FUN!
The NEXT Kem Perkasa Run will be on December 2013. Do keep a look out for updates.
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Ms Shida at 68485159
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Success story (Al Hadad Aziz)
Al Hadad Aziz has been part of Kem Perkasa since year 2005, when he was still in Primary 6. Hadad started off as a participant in the first Kem Perkasa. Ever since then, he has been actively involved in the subsequent runs of the camp, from being a facilitator to planning and being part of the camp's working committee. He is currently holding the Chairman position in Ain Youth Wing, a youth group that is made up of Kem Perkasa's alumni, and who are the main working committee for the upcoming Kem Perkasa 19.
Hadad pointed out that going through the camp has brought about beneficial changes in himself, amongst them a boost in his self-esteem. Recalling his experience as a participant, he mentioned that he started off as a low self-esteem, shy, and low in confidence boy. He described the activities in Kem Perkasa 1: "At first, I did not dare to speak up, to communicate, but over the course of the camp, the activities made me open up more, to be more active." He also stated that since he was still a pre-teen when he joined the camp, the modules which were part of the camp's programmes helped him in his transitional period to teenage years.
After the first run of camp, Hadad joined as a volunteer facilitator for Kem Perkasa 2 onwards. He recalled how the hands-on experience as a facilitator taught him a lot about handling groups of children and teenagers, as well as in managing projects on a bigger scale. He also went on to earn positions in Kem Perkasa's working committee, starting off with minor positions and then slowly made his way up to the Chairman post. Along the way, Hadad was given a lot of opportunities to go on overseas projects and training in order to upgrade himself. He described one of these overseas training stint called Kem Pengasih, which was held in Kuala Lumpur: "It exposed me to a different culture at a young age, and I picked up new things, and learnt about a different lifestyle over at Kem Pengasih."
"Growing up with Kem Perkasa, you change a lot. You get to see a lot of different types of people, and you learn how to deal with these differences. You also learn a lot about how to adapt, how to counter a problem. It's a skill you'll pick up over time." Leadership skills was also one of the main benefits Hadad took away from the Kem Perkasa journey.
Currently, as a Chairman of Ain Youth Wing as well as the I/C in the planning committee for the upcoming Kem Perkasa 18, Hadad is still learning and exposing himself to new experiences. "Being Chairman has its own fair share of challenges, but I learn to overcome them with time. It's a new kind of exposure, it pushes me to maximise my potential...Kem Perkasa taught me how to adapt, to handle and manage problems, to take initiative, to face your fears, to learn to express yourself, and how to be more confident."
Testimonials on Kem Perkasa
The following are testimonials from previous campers and parent of past participants:
"Kem Perkasa has helped me find my strengths and weaknesses as well as further strength my inner character"
(Farzana, 15 years old. Participant of Kem Perkasa run 16. Currently a student in Whitley Secondary School)
"Kem perkasa was the launchpad of my development as an Individual. It has hone in me, lifeskills such as good decision making, effective communication skills and how not to fall victim to peer pressure. Over the years kem perkasa have been progressing and improving their quality of camp and it has always been revolving around lifeskills. Something we do not learn in a classroom setting. This is definitely a camp worth investing in!"
(Nadirah, 18 years old. Participant of Kem Perkasa Run 1. Currently a student in Millennia Institute)
"Growing up with Kem Perkasa, you change a lot. You get to see a lot of different types of people, and you learn how to deal with these differences. You also learn a lot about how to adapt, how to counter a problem. It's a skill you'll pick up over time."
(Hadad, 18 years old. Participant of Kem Perkasa Run 1. Currently a student in Nanyang Polytechnic)
"I always observe this difference in my kids when they return from Kem Perkasa. I believe the programmes have an impact on them. They would display positive changes in their attitude especially towards me as their mother"
(Mdm Nur Relah whose children have participated in Kem Perkasa since 2005)