Sunday, September 20

Invaluable Italian trip for IPG Tun Abdul Razak team


Bernard (third right) – flanked by Hamsiah on his left and Adibah – joins the rest of the IPG Tun Abdul Razak delegates in a photo-call.

The teaching trainees from IPG Tun Abdul Razak during their performance at Festival dell’Oriente in Rome.

MIRI: The delegates from the Teachers Education Institute (IPG) Tun Abdul Razak Campus took advantage of their recent trip to Italy to promote Sarawak ethnic music to the world.

According to team manager Adibah Ismail, the visit to Rome was a golden opportunity  to introduce Sarawak culture and heritage and equip trainees with the skills, knowledge and positive attitude to make them better teachers – in line with the ‘National Teachers Education Philosophy’.

“The skills and experience gained from their involvement in such programme enhanced their knowledge which, in turn, would contribute to the community and the country,” Adibah said in a statement yesterday.

The IPG Tun Abdul Razak delegation also included campus director Hamsiah Abdullah Masni, accompanying lecturer Abdul Latiff Poli, as well as teaching trainees Andreas Alexander, Nursyahira Mohamad Narudin and Romario Ansam Rungah.

According to Adibah, they had the chance to showcase their talents to the audience at the Malaysian Embassy in Rome, as well as take part in ‘Festival dell’Oriente’ there.

“The showcase at the embassy coincided with the ‘Malaysia Traditional Food Sale Day’ where there was a wide variety of Malaysian dishes on sale, like ‘nasi lemak’, ‘sate’, ‘rendang’ and traditional cakes.

“The event was made merrier with the presence of the Malaysian Ambassador to the Vatican, Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok as well as Malaysians living and working in Rome.

“This (Italian trip) was an unforgettable experience for us,” she added.

The visit was supported by the Malaysian Embassy in Rome and Tourism Malaysia.