By Shahidah Deen
‘So what are your plans this summer?’ The question popped to me by my dad was what eventually led to the idea of Projek Pelita.
The norm for most students I know would be to apply for a summer internship for work experience and developing their résumés. After a short stint in the corporate world last summer, I knew wanted to do something different and preferably in Kuching, so as to spend time with my family as well. After thinking it over, I had an idea: “Why not do community work and do something for the society instead of being stuck in office room from 9 to 5?”