KUCHING: Thirteen selected schools were the beneficiaries of Sacofa Sdn Bhd’s ‘Connecting With the Community Run 2019’, receiving contributions in kind worth RM252,810.
The schools � SK Tan Sri Datuk Haji Mohamed, SK Matang, SK Beradek, SK Paya Mebi, SK Petra Jaya, SK Sungai Maong Hilir, SK Telaga Air, SK Salak, SK Matang Jaya, SK Stapok, SK RPR Batu Kawah, SK Tanjong Apong and SK Tambirat � received pledges of tables, chairs, whiteboards and renovation works, coming as part of the proceeds from the run, the amount of which was match by Sacofa on a one-to-one basis.
The contributions were handed to representatives of these selected schools by Sacofa managing director Zaid Zaini following the run held at the old State Legislative Assembly complex yesterday.
According to Zaid, the company wanted to connect with the community through the run in a meaningful and positive way.
When we announced the run last year, we made the pledge to channel all proceeds towards community development programmes.
Education is the cornerstone of the community and is the foundation and premise of progress and development of the community.
Therefore, schools should be a top priority of community development, he said, adding Sacofa is committed to supporting government efforts to improve infrastructure and basic amenities of schools in Sarawak.
The run attracted more than 3,000 participants, including those from Australia, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Singapore. It comprised a 3km ‘Fun Run’, 5km run and 10km competitive run, as well as various peripheral attractions such as food trucks and car boot sales.
Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, who was the guest-of-honour, flagged off the 3km Fun Run, while Zaid and Sacofa chief executive officer Sudarnoto Osman flagged off the 5km and 10km runs, respectively.
Among those present were Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research’s acting permanent secretary Dr Abdul Rahman Deen and Sarawak Education Department school management sector head Omar Mahli.
Source; Sarawak Government