NGO to hold health, wellness programme for women in Siburan

A file photo of Hidup members with doctors and nurses from Serian Health Office at Kampung Munggu Kupi.

KUCHING, May 16: Habitat for Indigenous and Urban Programme (Hidup) will be holding a ‘A Day with the Community’ programme on May 19 to promote health and wellness among women at Kampung Patung in Siburan, near here.

This community-based event, which is organised jointly with Kampung Patung’s Women Bureau, would benefit women in Siburan, especially those in Kerumboi, Patung, Menjau, Kuang/Toap and Pulau Kendis.

The aim is to engage and activate rural communities, especially women, in their own healthcare as well as to better understand health issues and different health needs of men and women.

On the day of the event, National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) would be providing free health screening, including HIV test, for women as well as opportunity to sign up for mammogram subsidy for those above 40 years old.

Other side events include the sale of food and products, telematch, lucky draw, mini karaoke session and Zumba session.

A file photo of Assistant Minister of Native Land Development Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn (second from left) handing over a wheelchair to a recipient at a community programme in Kampung Munggu Kupi.

Hidup is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that aims to help uplift and strengthen communities through the spirit of volunteerism, giving, sharing and advocacy.

Founded in August 2018, Hidup is currently led by its president, George Young Si-Ricord Junior, a Bidayuh from Kampung Quap in Penrissen.

George and his team have established the Pertubuhan Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Hidup Mesra Teng Bukap (PPDK Hidup Mesra Teng Bukap), a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) centre in Padawan.

Their other community initiatives included donating wheelchairs and diapers for needy patients of Kampung Munggu Kupi; provided health, eye and dental screenings for Kampung Tijirak, Kampung Riih Daso and Kampung Simpok; as well as assisting the homeless to get into a shelter.

Hidup hopes to carry out more programmes and activites related to entrepreneurship, development and educational that will benefit the communities from time to time. — DayakDaily