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Sarawak Energy Contributes To Charity Fund In Aid Of Children In Rural Sarawak
KUCHING, 4TH APRIL 2017, TUESDAY: Sarawak Energy, the state power utility and hydropower development company, contributed RM100,000 to a charity fund in aid of the healthy development and education of children living in rural Sarawak.
The fund, which will be channeled to the MyKasih Foundation, is being raised through the Charity Golf for Rural Kids Education event held this 30th April at the Samarahan Country Club.
Sharbini Suhaili, Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer presented the cheque to Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak who is also patron to the event, in a simple cheque presentation ceremony here today.
Also present were Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Sarawak State Secretary, Dato Sebastian Ting, State Assemblyman for Piasau, Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi, Sarawak Energy Chairman, Aisah Eden, Sarawak Energy Executive Vice President for Corporate Services and members of Sarawak Energy’s senior management team.
Sharbini said of the contribution, “Sarawak Energy is pleased to be a part of this charity event that seeks to provide educational development aid to children in the rural reaches of Sarawak. Education sets the foundation for a more secure future for our young Sarawakians who will one day form the workforce that drives the state’s progress.
“We allocate an annual RM8million in scholarships to help young Sarawakians from every part of the state who meets the scholarship’s criteria achieve their dreams. We have many programmes under this thrust, and this will form part of this."
Sarawak Energy is actively involved in programmes designed to power capacity building in young Sarawakians.
Aisah added, “To ensure sustainable development, we have been proactive in supporting the education needs of our project affected communities and we continue to support them in this area till today.”
These initiatives includes building two primary schools in Murum in partnership with the Ministry of Education giving more than 300 students access to formal education, enabling more than 500 Penan adults to read and write through Sarawak Energy’s flagship the Murum Penan Literacy Programme, providing an annual contribution of RM200,000 to the Bakun Trust Fund to encourage academic excellence among the communities in Belaga and special funding for skill training and internship for youths from Baleh and Kapit.