Thursday, December 8

200 Belaga students receive new school bags and footballs

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KUCHING: iM Sarawak contributed new school bags and One World Futbols to nearly 200 students from SK Airport, SK Long Segaham and SK Nanga Telawan in Belaga recently.

These students from lower-income families are studying at schools which are located in the interior of Belaga that are only accessible by boat.

1Malaysia Sarawak Advisory Council (1MSAC) member Datuk Billy Abit Joo said iM Sarawak was delighted to be a part of this effort to help motivate the students to attend school.

“iM Sarawak believes that education is the key to improving one’s life and through this small contribution, it hopes to help lessen the financial burden of parents’ expenditure as their children start the new school year.

“We hope that such efforts can motivate other organisations to come forward to help the people of Belaga,” he remarked.

Also present were Hulu Rajang MP Datuk Wilson Ugak Kumbong and SK Airport headmistress Florence Kavang Mukah.

iM Sarawak is a social development initiative led by 1MSAC to help improve the quality of life of various communities throughout the state, in line with the principles of 1Malaysia.

It is designed to bring long-term sustainable benefits to the people, focusing primarily on the areas of improving quality of life, education and sports.

The iM Sarawak projects are community-based projects carried out by public and private organisations which include Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia; the State Education Department; Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd; State Minerals and Geoscience Department; the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture and Rural Economy; The Rotary Club, My Kasih Foundation, faith-based organisations and local individuals who contribute time and expertise towards the projects.