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Sarawak Energy Contributes To Charity Without Borders No 3
State utility lends a helping hand to communities in interior Baram
KUCHING, 26th NOVEMBER 2015, THURSDAY: Sarawak Energy is on board the Charity without Borders No 3 programme in Baram’s interior.The state power and energy development company contributed RM25,000 to the 6 day programme expected to kick-start 8th December.
The programme will see a convoy involving some 300 volunteers including medical personnel travelling into Baram’s interior to provide medical aid and provisions.
Jointly organised by Hope Place Kuching and Bintulu 4x4 Club, the programme is expected to cover five areas - Long Laput, Long Lapok, Long San, Long Banga and a Penan settlement in Bario - and is reported to be the largest of its kind ever held in east Malaysia.
The contribution was presented by Jiwari Abdullah, Sarawak Energy's head of Corporate Social Responsibility to Kelvin Wan, Hope Place Kuching Founder at Menara Sarawak Energy here.
"This is a meaningful initiative that will have a direct and immediate impact for the rural settlements in Baram’s interior. As a socially responsible corporate citizen, we are delighted to contribute towards this,” said Jiwari.
Also present were Joanne Tan (陈楚燕), Sarawak Energy manager of Social Investment and Ding Juh, covering manager for Community Relations.
Sarawak Energy has also implemented its own on-the-ground CSR initiatives in Baram such as the Baram Penan Literacy Programme with the Society for the Advancement of Woman and the Family Sarawak, installing new water gravity feed distribution system at Long Na'ah, training programmes to develop industrial and agricultural skills of the Baram community and providing assistance to last year's flood victims in the area.