KAPIT: Bukit Goram assemblyman Jefferson Jamit Unyat visited SK Ulu Yong, Kapit to present aid to 10 boys and two teachers who lost their personal belongings during a fire recently.
The fire razed a block of boys’ dormitory and a semi-detached teacher’ quarters built adjacent to one another on August 12 around 11.30pm.
This was the second time Jamit visited the school to hand out aid to the fire victims.
During his first visit on August 13, he handed out a personal cash assistance of RM5,000 for the affected pupils to buy basic necessities and as pocket money. He also helped to reconnect the electricity and gravity water supply.
Jamit thanked the relevant departments and agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals for helping the affected pupils and teachers of the school.
The aid that Jamit handed out came from two NGOs, namely Khidmat Jiwa Morni NL3/E11 (based in Miri) in collaboration with SKG Ruai Kenyalang (based in Kapit) as well as Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).
The aid came in the form of cash, water buckets, bags, mattresses, pillows and other necessities.
Accompanying Jamit were a political secretary to the Chief Minister, Nicholas Kudi Jantai, headmaster of the school Mege Ujan, an administrative officer from Kapit Resident Office, Belayong Pok, headmaster of SK Sungai Kapit, Jonedi Ngelambong, Ambrose Abong who represented Kapit MP Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi, UKAS officers Mohamad Matan Yok, Kanchin Manggom, chairman of Khidmat Jiwa Morni NL3/E11 Sudin @ Muhd Imranuddin from Miri, SK Ulu Yong PTA chairman Tuai Rumah William Unchat, teachers and parents.
Jamit recalled that when the fire broke out, SEB, Bomba, and SK Ulu Yong PTA members rushed to the school to help. SEB acted fast to cut off the electricity power while Bomba doused the fire to prevent it from spreading to other blocks. Wardens of the school quickly evacuated the pupils to a safe place.
Kapit Resident Office and Kapit Welfare Department also provided immediate cash assistance while Kapit Education Department quickly arranged for spare text books from other schools to be sent over here to ensure the teaching and learning process was uninterrupted after the fire.
The State Development Department also chipped in RM5,000.00 while Sarakup Indu Dayak Sarawak Kapit, Wanita PBB Kapit, MARKAT TJ, Sarawak Teachers’ Union Kapit also helped.
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