Pencil Project has potential to go nationwide

Group photo with the stationery donation receipients at SK Martin Lachau.

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SRI AMAN, April 7: Political secretary to Minister of Housing and Local Government Zuraida Kamaruddin, Nor Hizwan Ahmad want to expand Sri Aman’s Pencil Project nationwide.

According to a statement from Parti Keadilan Sarawak (PKR) Sri Aman today, Nor Hizwan during a working visit to the town said Pencil Project, founded by PKR Sri Aman coordinator Norina Umoi Utot in 2015, has the potential to be implemented not just nationwide but also extended to other countries.

“This effort is important in providing awareness of the importance of children’s education starting from preschool to inculcate the spirit of science, and cultivate thirst to explore the new world in the 21st century education,” he said in the statement.

He said he saw prospects for the Pencil Project which donates stationary to school children, to be expanded to other states in the country, but it would require funds and sponsorship from various parties to ensure its success.

“In Sri Aman, the success of the Pencil Project which has been implemented since four years ago has been proved as it has received many invitations to deliver educational and motivational talks in longhouses, schools and Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) in Sri Aman throughout the holiday season,” said Nor Hizwan.

He also gave assurance that Pencil Project was also committed to easing the financial burden of parents from the lower income group in providing education for their children.

During the visit, Nor Hizwan and Norina presented donations of stationery from Pencil Project to 70 students of SK Martin Lachau.— DayakDaily