BY PETRONELLA LANGITA FELIX
MIRI: Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau hopes that the Think & Thinker (T&T) Mini Lab at Sekolah Kebangsaan Long Bedian will help the state to develop more geniuses in the field of digital innovation.
The T&T Mini Lab is a multipurpose space for students to hone their talents and skills in digital innovation through creating innovative products and robotics.
It also serves as a platform for students, teachers, and industry experts to communicate and share knowledge.
Dennis, in his speech during the launching of the lab at Pullman Hotel here yesterday (Aug 27), said, “This is in line with the mission of the state government to make Sarawakians digitally and technologically literate as part of its digital economy agenda.”
He also believed that T&T Mini Lab alongside the students’ digital skills would facilitate the economic growth of Long Bedian by digitally promoting other industries such as tourism, agriculture and handcrafts.
“The mini lab will serve as a platform for students to get exposed to digital innovation and start exploring digital developers such as web developers or apps developers to help them create applications or websites to further introduce Long Bedian to the world,” he said.
According to Dennis, there are 19 villages including the Penan settlement in Long Bedian which will benefit from the project.
“Modern technology is limitless so if we put it to good use, it will give us income,” said Dennis.
Dennis encouraged the public and authorities, including government and private agencies and industries, to work together in realising the T&T Mini Lab Project in Long Bedian.
He also thanked the Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak (Tegas) members for their efforts in establishing the mini lab, as well as the Sarawak State Education Department (JPNS) for choosing SK Long Bedian for the project.
The official launching of the SK Long Bedian T&T Mini Lab was in compliance with the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Also present at the launching ceremony were Long Bedian District Officer, Baru Tai, Baram district education assistant officer, James Valley Michael Harry, SK Long Bedian principal, Thomas Ribuh Alung alongside STEM teachers, and Tegas Innovation Learning Centre assistant manager Fredick Kevin.