SEB opens worksite childcare centre in Bakun

Fatimah (centre, front row) presents school bags to the children who have registered with the Little Power Genius, witnessed by senior management of Sarawak Energy.

BAKUN: Sarawak Energy (SEB) has set up its second Little Power Genius worksite childcare centre for the convenience of its staff with young children working at the Bakun hydroelectric plant in Belaga District.

SEB’s initiative is to ease the burden of staff having to source for childcare assistance while they are at work – in line with its ambition to be the employer of choice in the state.

In a statement, Sarawak Energy said it was committed to providing opportunities for its staff to reach their full potential by tailoring suitable development programmes for individual employees and preparing a conducive working environment.

The Minister for Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah declared open the childcare centre yesterday.

The centre began operating in February and currently accommodates 15 children including infants, and both centres are operated by Taska Si Comel Cerdik, a nation-wide childcare provider.

Chief executive officer of Sarawak Energy Berhad Datuk Sharbini Suhaili said that Sarawak Energy would continue to promote diversity and inclusiveness among its workforce.

“Little Power Genius represents one of our efforts to provide our talent with the right kind of support system and a conducive work environment that enables them to stay, participate and benefit from our development programmes.

“The centre is a tremendous addition to our existing employee benefits and I hope that this will also attract younger talents to join us, especially to serve at rural operation sites such as Bakun,” he said during the opening ceremony of the centre at Bakun hydroelectric plant.

He pointed out that apart from providing childcare service, the establishment of the centre would also provide employment opportunity for the locals.

The first Little Power Genius childcare centre opened in March last year at Menara Sarawak Energy, Kuching.

Also present at the launching ceremony were chief executive officer of SEB Power James Ung, senior vice president for Corporate Services Siti Aisah Adenan, vice president of Hydro Polycarp Wong and other senior management and staff of Sarawak Energy.