KUALA LUMPUR, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) staff ventured into the interior areas of the Belum Forest recently to provide contributions to 46 Orang Asli students of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Tiang.
In a statement issued today, TNB said 20 of its staff went to the area when they realised that the students, parents and teachers could not participate in the company’s Back-To-School programme held at the SJ Bersia electric power station recently.
The contributions comprised bags filled with uniforms, socks, shoes and stationery.
The journey required travelling by four-wheel-drive vehicles from Bersia to Pengkalan Trojan for 30 mins, followed by a boat ride for more than an hour through Tasik Temenggor to Tasik Belum and trekking to the Sungai Tiang Orang Asli settlement.
The students and teachers have to walk, take a boat and then by road if they wanted to attend the event at SJ Bersia. The TNB staff understood their problem, so they decided to visit the school instead, the statement said.
In response, SK Tiang headmaster Mohamad Sharapi Samsun said he was grateful for the school aid given to his students.
The school is very grateful to TNB. Nothing makes these students happier than getting new school stuff, he said.
Besides giving the school aid, TNB is also actively involved in a project to manage fishery resources in the village.
Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)