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Sarawak Energy Rolls Out Environmental & Safety Awareness Programme For Primary Schools In Sri Aman, Lubok Antu And Betong
28 SEPTEMBER 2022
Sarawak Energy’s focus on sustainability to maximise positive impact on society and the environment and mitigate any negative effect extends beyond its operations. Malaysia’s largest renewable energy developer is working with its business partners and like-minded organisations on community-based programmes to grow environmental stewardship awareness.
Some 150 primary level pupils from eight schools in Sri Aman, Lubok Antu and Betong recently participated in a creative learning session through storytelling aimed to instil and inculcate a proactive attitude and stewardship towards the environment.
The programme, which also included safety talks on electricity, was held in partnership with the District Education Offices of Sri Aman, Lubok Antu and Betong and KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the contractor working on the Sri Aman-Serudit Transmission Lines.
Themed, “Lindungi Alam Sekitar dan Pelihara Bumi Kita untuk Masa Depan”, sixteen pupils representing the eight schools namely SK Kem Pakit, SK Nanga Klassen, SK Engkilili No 2, SK Sedarat, SK Kem Skrang, SK Nanga Enteban, SK Bartholomew and SK Nanga Ajau took to the stage at SK Engkilili No 2 to narrate their story in Bahasa Malaysia on safeguarding and caring for the environment.
The stories were based on four themes:
1. Katakan Tidak kepada Straw (Say No to Straws)
2. Sifar Sisa & Kutip Sampah (Zero Waste & Pick Up Litter)
3. Guna Semula, Kurangkan, Kitar Semula (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle)
4. Jimat Air/Air Bersih (Save Water/Clean Water)
Marconi Madai, Sarawak Energy Senior Vice President for Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) commented that the programme was part of the several initiatives being carried out by Sarawak Energy to draw attention to and emphasise on the importance of environmental and safety stewardship.
“Safety awareness and environmental conservation should be our shared responsibility. While we incorporate safety rules and green practices in our business, we believe it is important to also build the awareness in the community and this programme targets the young generation to share on how we can all play our part in securing a sustainable future.
“Sarawak Energy is currently working together with internal and external stakeholders to roll out our corporate tree planting, protection and habitat restoration programme aligning with UN SDG Goal No 13 Climate Action and No. 15, Life on Land as well as COP 26 Goal to Adapt to Protect Communities and Natural Habitats. We know there must be greater participation and collaboration from all parties to ensure these goals are realised,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ir. Robin Tigai, Sarawak Energy General Manager for HSSE, who officiated at the event said, “It is encouraging to see the enthusiasm displayed by the pupils in responding to the talks earlier done by our team. It starts from taking small steps to incorporate green practices in our daily lives like bringing your own water bottles, not littering, and reducing usage of plastics and this will eventually become a norm and together we will be able to reduce our environmental footprint.
“We are responsible for our environment, and it starts with us. I hope this programme has been an enlightening one and the pupils will be able to share with their family and friends what we have learned on stewardship towards the environment.”
Also present at the event were Tubau Limbai, Deputy Education Officer for Lubok Antu; Azrein Julaihi, Deputy Education Officer for Sri Aman; Edwin Agam, Assistant Education Officer for Betong; Arnab Choudhury, Project Manager for KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Anburose Arockiasamy, HSE Manager for KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. Whereas from Sarawak Energy were Julaidi Rasidi, Senior Manager for Environmental Impact Assessment; Mahmood Long, Senior Manager for Environment; Choo Guey Jing, Project Engineer from Project Delivery and Jacklyn Dominic Merickan, Manager for Social Investment and Planning, Corporate Social Responsibility.
The event also saw a tree planting activity within SK Engkilili No 2 compound to add to the greenery of the school.
One for the album- From left, seated front; Anburose Arockiasamy, HSE Manager for KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Arnab Choudhury, Project Manager for KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Ir. Robin Tigai, Sarawak Energy General Manager for HSSE; Tubau Limbai, Deputy Education Officer for Lubok Antu; Azrein Julaihi, Deputy Education Officer for Sri Aman and Edwin Agam, Assistant Education Officer for Betong and in a group photo at the event.
Ir. Robin Tigai, Sarawak Energy General Manager for HSSE presents a prize to one of the participants from the storytelling competition as from left, Arnab Choudhury, Project Manager for KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd; Tubau Limbai, Deputy Education Officer for Lubok Antu; Edwin Agam, Assistant Education Officer for Betong and Azrein Julaihi, Deputy Education Officer for Sri Aman look on.
A participant narrates her story on stage during the storytelling competition.