“Hidup” fixing a pre-school of SK St Peter, Kpg Simpok

George handing over a pallet of tile to Kamaria, witnessed by SK St. Peter, Simpok headmaster Peter Lidong (right) and Kampung Simpok village chief Justin Jinggut (third right).

KUCHING, July 19: Today marks another milestone for Pertubuhan Habitat Indigenous Daerah Untuk Permulihan (Hidup) for assisting to repair the cracked floors of SK St Peter, Kampung Simpok, Padawan.

Hidup’s chairman George Young Si Ricord Junior said the NGO started to lend a hand to the school following its Parents-Teachers’ Association (PTA) chairwoman Kamaria Kamas’s effort to seek assistance to repair the pre-school premises which is in dire need of repair.

According to George, the school, located along the Padawan Road, has 25 pre-school pupils who are as young as 5 years old.

“They are taught in classrooms with cracked floors which have been covered up by plastic mats. These students have been using this premises since 2016,” said George after presenting the tiles to the school today.

He said Hidup was able to fulfil the request with the collaborative efforts of KimGres Marketing Sdn Bhd.

He added that Hidup will continue to collaborate with local corporate bodies and civil societies to assist local communities and schools.

The Kuching-based NGO has made tremendous inroads in assisting local communities of Padawan-Serian areas since its formation in 2018.

For more information, Hidup could be reached via its Facebook at “Hidup Kuching” or at 0111 8990528. — DayakDaily