UKM-GSB breaks the ground for equine-assisted therapy project

UKM-GSB breaks the ground for equine-assisted therapy project

SERDANG, 12 February – A groundbreaking ceremony took place at the Malaysian Equine Council (MEM) last Saturday in collaboration with UKM Graduate School of Business MBA and Kelab Ekuin UKM to represent the first day of construction for a training yard.

UKM GSB MBA Project team, together with the MEM, is sourcing the fund for the construction of a new training yard dedicated to Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT). The purpose of the new yard is to have a safe space to facilitate EAT sessions for children with special needs & adults with needs for self-improvement. The arena is located at the MEM facility area in MAEPS, Serdang, Selangor.

The project targets to build a training yard at the Malaysian Equine Council facility area located in MAEPS, Serdang. The arena is 20×20 meters square.

The purpose of this project is :

  • To organize fundraising of RM 50,000 to build the lunging arena with MEM
  • To create awareness to the Malaysian community on Equine Assisted Therapy.
  • To have long-term sustainability to the Malaysian community especially on health with Equine Assisted Therapy.

Horse-Assisted Therapy is a type of experiential mental health treatment that involves a person in therapy interacting with horses. The therapy is designed for people of all ages and results has shown that it can be used to treat a wide range of mental health issues, addressing both physical and psychological concerns associated with a diagnosis.

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