Kudos to our Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYSS) for undertaking their "Prihatin Youth Programme 2021" which was meant to enhance Sarawak’s youth development initiatives while inculcating virtues of responsibility and caring attitude for the disadvantaged community in the spirit of volunteerism.
Our youths can also play the important role in realising the agenda of a united and balanced society, in line with our ministry’s vision of having ‘World Class Youth and Sports for All by 2030’. I also thanked the acting permanent secreatry to MYSS, Puan Nancy Haji Jolhie for leading her team in making it happen this year even though we are still the challenges caused by COVID19 pandemic.
My appreciation to MYSS for having invited me to grace the handing over ceremony of grants amounting RM120,000 to 12 welfare organisations at my office yesterday with the presence of representatives from Pusat Jagaan Nur Murni, Rumah Kanakkanak Toh Puan Hajah Norkiah, Lembaga Kebajikan Anak-Anak Yatim Sarawak, The Salvation Army Kuching Boy’s Home, Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti (PDK) Samarahan, PDK Harmoni Asajaya, Sarawak Society for the Deaf, Sarawak Society for the Blind, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Terencat Akal Sarawak (Perkata), Society for Kuching Urban Poor, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Baiturrahmah Kuching and Pusat Pemulihan Penagihan Narkotik (Puspen) Kuching.
A total of RM80,000 was also presented to 8 boarding schools, which are SMK Asajaya, SMK Hajjah Laila Taib, SMK Tun Abang Haji Openg, SMK Agama Tun Ahmad Zaidi, SMK Agama Sheikh Haji Othman Abdul Wahab, SMK Agama Matang 2, SMK Balai Ringin and SMK Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Hajah Normah. Our ministry would also be donating face masks and hand sanitizers to the eight boarding schools. Among those who attended the same function with was our Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports ,Datuk Snowdan Lawan, State Assemblyman for Daro, YB Safiee Ahmad and State Assemblyman for Tupong, YB Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman.