Sarawak Society for the Deaf raises RM150,000 through Charity Food Fair 2024

(Left) Some of the operators at the food fair. (Right) The hall at the Association of Churches in Sarawak was crowded with members of the public supporting the event.

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, April 7: Sarawak Society for the Deaf (SSD) has raised about RM150,000 through its Charity Food Fair 2024.

RM100,000 was raised through the food fair, while private organisations and members of the public donated RM50,000.


The amount is half of the organisation’s aim of raising RM300,000 to support its operational cost, including various projects and initiatives dedicated to the betterment of the Sarawakian deaf community.

Among key projects and initiatives undertaken by SSD are to provide Malaysia sign languages (BIM) classes, establish an early intervention community program to support parents with Deaf children, create a video project to cater for the deaf community, and upgrade SSD’s facilities.

Dr Sim (yellow shirt) presenting a certificate of appreciation to one of the stall operators for taking part in the SSD Charity Food Fair 2024 on April 7, 2024.

Held at the Association of Churches in Sarawak today, the annual food fair saw about 80 stalls operated by volunteers and private organisations selling various items, from plants to necessities such as eggs, packed noodles, foods and beverages, and many others.

The event was officiated by Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian, who was accompanied by Batu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How.

For more information about the Sarawak Society for the Deaf, visit their website or Facebook page. — DayakDaily