55th PPWS Day will be celebrated on 3 May

PPWS chairperson Norjanah Razali (seated centre) during a press conference at PPWS Headquarters together with fellow PPWS members. PHOTO: DIYANA SAMSUDDIN

KUCHING: The Sarawak Federation of Women Institutes (PPWS) will be celebrating the 55th edition of PPWS Day through a variety of agendas.

It will be held next month on the third at Riverside Majestic Hotel from 9.15am to 5.00pm, with the ‘Striking the Balance of Development Through NGOs’ Symposium as one of the main agendas which will also see the presence of Minister of Welfare, Women, and Community Wellbeing Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah.

This was revealed by PPWS chairperson Norjanah Razali during a press conference at PPWS Headquarters, Jalan Green here yesterday.

PPWS chairperson Norjanah Razali (seated centre) during a press conference at PPWS Headquarters together with fellow PPWS members. PHOTO: DIYANA SAMSUDDIN

During the press conference, she said that the symposium is one of their efforts to prepare a platform to identify and discuss on the responsibilities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in handling future challenges to be in-line with the development of the nation.

“The invited participants are from NGOs all over the nation and we have also extended an invitation to NGOs from Brunei to take part as well,” said Norjanah, adding that they are targeting 250 participants to attend the event.

She added on the same day itself, there will be a dinner ceremony in conjunction with celebrating the 55th PPWS Day in the same venue, which will see the presence of the wife of the Head of State, Toh Puan Puan Sri Ragad Kurdi Taib, who is also the patron of the PPWS as well as the Chief Minister’s wife, Datin Amar Juma’aini Tuanku Bujang.

In addition to that, another one of the agendas associated with the 55th anniversary of PPWS Day will be a ‘Wonder Women Run’ which will be held in July.

“The aim of the run is to collect funds which will be donated to NGOs around the state that need it,” she said, adding that they are targeting 1,000 to 1,500 participants for the run.

Also scheduled for July is a ‘cucur’-making contest that will see 55 types of ‘cucur’ recipes from PPWS members.

“All the recipes used will be collected to publish a recipe book whereby members can refer to it in the future,” she said.

Throughout the 55 years since its establishment in the state, the PPWS has over 13,000 members and 532 branches throughout.