Overseas Students Winter Gathering in Ireland or Perhimpunan Ukhuwwah Insaniyyah Seluruh Ireland (PUISI) is the most outstanding annual activity for PPIMI and the largest Malaysian scholar gathering in the whole Europe and United Kingdom. This program involves almost 200 participants and the number evolves from year to year. This program targeted students around Europe especially in Ireland and United Kingdom which serves as a means for them to benefit their winter break effectively.
As the main society that concerns for the welfare of the scholars in Ireland, PPIMI took this initiative to design PUISI with the most holistic and positive self development approach as possible in order to undertake the government mission to develop human potential. The success of accomplishing a degree is not profound unless the graduates have a true understanding of life goals. Hence, this program aims to equip the participants with creative and critical thinking skills, and attitudes that will shift their paradigm.
This year, PUISI 2009 proudly presents the concept of Kaizen that we sought to inspire talks from speakers and stems discussion among participants. Kaizen which holds similar meaning to ‘continuous improvement’ is entirely not a new concept. In fact, it is commonly known as the main key for generating success especially for pronounced companies in Japan like Toyota. In this fast-paced world with wave of life challenges that awaits the young generation, PUISI 09 aims to evince the needs for Muslim scholars to be the best and be successful in whatever they do. Hence, we strongly believe that one would only gain success with endless efforts to continuously improving in every aspect of their life. Truly inspired by this, PUISI 09 team is dedicated to muster the spirit of Kaizen and came forth with the theme; Kaizen Muslim Generation.
On top of that, PUISI 09 also hopes to empower current issues by igniting the awareness among scholars through discussions and forums with the hope that the participants will develop a good sense of cognizance in the world progress. This also aims to yield thinking and serves as a medium for a paradigm shift. More interestingly, the current issues discussion will be conducted interactively in groups to encourage participants to engage in ideas exchanging among scholars from different backgrounds and mentality.
Above and beyond, PUISI 09 functions as a platform to influence leadership quality and enhance management skills among PPIMI committee members. This program also serves as a scaffold to reinforce networking and cooperation among Malaysian scholars from all over Europe and United Kingdom.