Little Power Genius

Sarawak Energy’s First Worksite Childcare Centre Officially Launched

KUCHING, 15 MARCH, 2019, FRIDAY: Sarawak Energy aims to become Sarawak’s employer of choice by providing a conducive work environment and equal access to development opportunities for its staff.

To progress this aspiration, the energy developer and power utility today officially launched Little Power Genius today, its first worksite childcare centre.

The event was officiated by Dato Hajah Fatimah Abdullah, Minister for Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Child Development who was joined by Assistant Minister of Community Wellbeing Datuk Francis Harden Hollis.

Group Chief Executive Officer Datu Sharbini Suhaili represented the corporation. Also in attendance were Aisah Eden, Executive Vice President for Corporate Services, Dr Mak Met Senior Vice President for Human Resources together with senior management and staff.

Located at Menara Sarawak Energy, the centre is targeted at providing reliable childcare services for company staff with young children.

“We believe that good people are our greatest asset and the core of operational excellence and business growth, and we should try to take care of them, as much as we can,” said Sharbini in his welcome speech.

According to the GCEO, a significant portion of the group’s workforce are young working adults at the age where they are establishing families. As primary care providers for their families, women were more likely to leave their jobs to look after their families, resulting in a loss of talent and potential.

The childcare centre represents one of several initiatives to provide staff with the right kind of support system so that they could continue to work if they chose to.

“It will greatly assist our young parents, especially mothers, to meet their personal needs, keep track of their children and work with better focus; including achieving their career development goals. I am confident that this initiative will contribute to better talent retention in Sarawak Energy while attracting more young talents to join us,” he said.

Operated by Si Comel Cerdik, a national level childcare provider, the centre can accommodate 40 children aged between three months to four years old. Currently, there are 31 children between eight months and four years old at the centre. The centre also provides transit services for children up to 12 years old.

Sarawak Energy also plans to provide similar facilities at major locations throughout Sarawak in the next five years.