Sarawak Energy opens second childcare centre in the workplace

Fatimah (4th left, front row) presenting bags to some of the children who have registered with the Little Power Genius and witnessed by senior management of Sarawak Energy.

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BELAGA, Mar 4: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) has set up a second Little Power Genius worksite childcare centre for the convenience of its staff with young children working at the Bakun Hydroelectric Plant, Belaga District.

This initiative is to ease the burden of staff having to source for childcare assistance while they are at work.

“In line with its ambition to be the employer of choice in Sarawak, Sarawak Energy is committed to providing opportunities for its staff to reach their full potential. This includes tailoring suitable development programmes for individual employees and preparing a conducive working environment,” Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Haji Sharbini Suhaili said in a statement.

The developer and power utility company opened its first Little Power Genius childcare centre in March last year at Menara Sarawak Energy, Kuching.

The Little Power Genius in Bakun was officially opened today by the Minister for Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah at the power plant.

Sharbini assured that SEB would continue to promote diversity and inclusiveness among its workforce.

“Little Power Genius represents one of our efforts to provide our talent with the right kind of support system and a conducive work environment that enables them to stay, participate and benefit from our development programmes. Little Power Genius is a tremendous addition to our existing employee benefits and hope that this will also attract younger talents to join us, especially to serve at rural operation sites such as Bakun,” Sharbini added.

A significant portion of Sarawak Energy’s workforce consists of young working adults who are establishing families.

The centre began operating in February and currently accommodates 15 children including infants.

Both Little Power Genius centres were operated by Taska Si Comel Cerdik, a national level childcare provider.

Apart from providing childcare service, the establishment of the Little Power Genius is also to provide employment opportunity for the locals in Bakun as the operator is also looking at engaging and training them as childcare givers for the centre. —DayakDaily