The Borneo Post
SOPB’s CSR reaches out to 176 students in 32 schools
MIRI: Some 176 students from 32 schools in the state have benefitted from the Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad (SOPB) under its Young Achievers Award (YAA) and Student Adoption Programme (SAP) 2020/2021.
Recently, SOPB management and its public relations personnel visited 32 participating schools in regions such as Lambir, Niah Suai, Marudi, Sebauh, Tatau, Sungai Asap and Balingian to conduct simple handover awards ceremonies which adhere to the Covid-19 SOPs.
Under the YAA programme, SOPB awarded cash and certificates to 116 students who excelled in the 2020 public examinations, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). UPSR and PT3 were removed from the programme after the abolishment of the two examinations by Education Ministry.
Meanwhile, under the SAP programme, SOPB granted cash incentive and stationery packs to 60 needy students from low income families.
SAP is part of SOPB’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to provide financial support for educational needs to underprivileged children from primary and secondary schools within the vicinity of the Group’s operations.
“Even though schools have been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SOPB through its CSR initiative will continue its focus on motivating, encouraging and promoting education among the young generation in the rural areas.
“SOPB has made a concerted effort especially in lending a helping hand to the needy children and motivated them to become high achieving students and setting them on a path to appreciate continuous learning,” it said in a press statement today.
In 2020, SOPB awarded 196 students from 34 schools under the two CSR programmes.