The Penan Pre-school fund had collected Rm53000.00 so far from 83 donors, only another Rm2000.00 away from the target. The project has trained 2 local teachers to start teaching the 100 over students at 2 schools, from January next year. The schools are located at Middle Baram at Long Item and Long Pakan.
It is particularly relevant that the Chinese school based groups are contributing to the mother tongue education effort by the Penans-breaking their own communal barrier. So all the good samaritans in West and East Malaysia should chip in so that the least developed community in Malaysia can get the help they deserve, but which the government of the day refuse to provide. The NGOs involved, SACESS worked together with local community to formulate the project which aim at reducing the education weakness of the community which caused, among other socio-political factors, many of the problems they face today.
For more details and ways to make a donation go to the Facebook page of the Penan Pre-School Fund here.