SRI AMAN: The church should continue to implement social, community and spiritual programmes that can develop the potential of youths especially in rural areas so that they can play an effective role in the development of the State. According Norina Umoi Utot, the church’s programme should be extended to strengthen cooperation for the unification of all Anglican churches and its members.
She added that the organisation of such activities would ensure the well-being of the community and wanted church members, including the community, to emphasise on the importance of working together for the benefit of all. “Every one of us has our own opinion.
In the Anglican church of St. Luke Sri Aman, we have no choice but to be united in whatever we do, including activities organised,” said Special Secretary, Yen Jebeni while reading the speech text of Norina Umoi during the opening ceremony of “Diocesan Youth Day Celebrat ion and Fundraising Dinner” programme organised by St. Luke Church Sri Aman Parish Youth Fellowship (PYF) dinner here yesterday.
Norina added that the church has a very important role especially in the rural areas in forming a well-behaved and lifelong young generation. She also said that the church was also able to unite the people because of its teachings that emphasise on the unity and harmony of the multi-racial society.
“I want to promote spiritual activity among the rural population regardless of religion. “If we can provide a good foundation for every longhouse and village, I believe it can educate the younger generation to do the right thing. “Every religion, for example the Roman Catholic church, Anglican or the Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB), each teaches its people to do good,” she said.
Commenting on the setting up of the Pencil Project which has been established since 2016, Norina said that the project was her initiative to raise the dignity of children’s education in the interior and to ease the burden of low and middle income families. “In addition, the 2016 Pencil Project recent ly car r ied out another project, the English language tuition classes that began in November last year.
“Our latest project, which has been carried out since last year, is the English language tuition class where participation in this class is free of charge amongst preschool and primary (aged four to nine years old) students who want to participate,” she said, adding that the tuition class is organised every time the school break session starts. She hoped that the project to develop the education of rural children in rural areas could be realised and promoted to produce the generation of heirs and skills. During the ceremony, Norina announced her personal contribution of RM2,000 to the youth organisation of St. Luke Church Sri Aman.