“We allocate an annual RM8 million in scholarships to help young Sarawakians from every part of the state who meets the scholarship’s criteria to achieve their dreams. We have many programmes under this thrust, and this will form part of this.” – Sharbini Suhaili
KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), the state power utility and hydropower development company, contributed RM100,000 to a charity fund in aid of the healthy development and education of children living in rural Sarawak.
The fund, which will be channelled to the MyKasih Foundation, is being raised through the Charity Golf for Rural Kids Education, an event to be held on 30 April at the Samarahan Country Club.
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer, Sharbini Suhaili, presented the cheque to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also the patron to the event, in a simple cheque presentation ceremony here yesterday.
Also present were to witness the handing over of the fund were State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Sarawak Energy Chairman Datuk Amar Haji Abdul Hamed Sepawi Piasau State Assemblyman for Piasau Dato Sebastian Ting, Sarawak Energy Executive Vice President for Corporate Services Aisah Eden and members of Sarawak Energy’s senior management team.
Sharbini said of the contribution, “Sarawak Energy is pleased to be a part of this charity event that seeks to provide educational development aid to children in the rural reaches of Sarawak. Education sets the foundation for a more secure future for our young Sarawakians who will one day form the workforce that drives the state’s progress.
“We allocate an annual RM8 million in scholarships to help young Sarawakians from every part of the state who meet the scholarship’s criteria to achieve their dreams. We have many programmes under this thrust, and this will form part of this,” he added.
Sarawak Energy is actively involved in programmes designed to power capacity building in young Sarawakians.
Meanwhile, Aisah said, “To nsure sustainable development, we have been proactive in supporting the education needs of our project affected communities and we continue to support them in this area till today.”
These initiatives includes the building of two primary schools in Murum in partnership with the Ministry of Education, giving more than 300 students access to formal education, enabling more than 500 Penan adults to read and write through Sarawak Energy’s flagship the Murum Penan Literacy Programme, providing an annual contribution of RM200,000 to the Bakun Trust Fund to encourage academic excellence among the communities in Belaga and special funding for skills training and internship for youths from Baleh and Kapit.