5th July 2012: For Immediate Release
EMPOWERING RURAL GIRLS PROGRAMME
Sarawak Women for Women Society recently conducted a 3-day training in Marudi (25th to 27th June 2012) after having conducted similar ones in Long Lama and Long San in 2009 and 2010. Ninety (90) participants, mostly women from about 16 communities located along the Baram river and its nearby tributaries attended the programme. They comprised of women from various Penan and other Orang Ulu communities as well as others from Marudi town. There were also teachers and non-academic staff from 13 primary schools and 3 secondary schools. Together with these communities were participants from the Marudi Hospital and health workers and officers. The training was held at Dewan Suarah, Marudi.
Amongst the objectives of the course were: