Shell MDS extends support to Bintulu schools preparing for returning students

Amir (third left) handing over face masks and hand sanitisers to representatives from Kolej Vokasional Bintulu.

BINTULU, Dec 7: Shell MDS (M) Sdn Bhd (Shell MDS) contributed a total of 120 boxes of face masks and 100 bottles of hand sanitisers to seven schools in Bintulu as part of efforts to curb the spread the Covid-19 among students, and the community as a whole.

Shell MDS managing director Amir Bakar in a statement today revealed although it is not known yet when the children be able to return to schools, but when they do so, these schools would have enough stock of face masks and hand sanitisers.

““We are aware of the challenges faced by the teachers and the school management to upkeep the hygiene level of school facilities. Shell is committed to the wellbeing of the communities where we operate, and we hope with our contribution, it would help to lighten the burden of the schools in preparation for the new school year in 2021,” he explained.

The seven schools which received the contribution are SK St Anthony Bintulu, SK Tanjung Batu Bintulu, SK Kidurong II Bintulu, SK Kidurong I Bintulu, Kolej Vokasional Bintulu, SMK Kidurong Bintulu and SMK Bandar Bintulu.

Amir noted Shell MDS together with Shell retailers also contributed essential items such as mineral water, food, beverages, personal care items, face masks and sanitisers to more than 200 flood victims and volunteers at temporary Bintulu flood relief centres.

A Shell representative (third right) presenting essential items to a representative of flood victims at a flood relief centre.

According to Amir, the flood situation impacted everyone in Bintulu including Shell MDS staff, contractor partners and their loved ones.

“While we were grateful that our operations at the plant were not affected, our concern was truly on the community members, and without further delay, we had mobilised our staff volunteers to look into the items that the flood victims may need such as food, drinking water and not forgetting face masks and hand sanitisers.

“Mindful that Covid-19 could be within the community, our thoughts were to ensure we can help protect the affected people and go through the flood situation safely,” Amir added. — DayakDaily