MIRI, Sept 14: Six schools in Miri received contributions from Sarawak Shell Bhd (SSB) as part of the company’s efforts to assist the local community to curb the transmission of Covid-19.
Shell Malaysia, the parent company of SSB, in a press statement, said the six schools were SMK Lutong, SMK Luak, SK Lutong, SK Luak, SK Senadin and SK Tudan.
The oil and gas company said items such as hand sanitisers, sanitising wipes, infrared thermometers as well as posters and printouts on proper health practices in accordance to guidelines by the World Health Organisation (WHO) were provided to about 13,000 school students and teachers across Miri, Kota Kinabalu and Labuan.
The company said SSB and Sabah Shell Petroleum Co. Limited (SSPC) continued to provide care, support and awareness during the current ongoing fight against Covid-19 through its contributions to schools in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan.
Shell Malaysia’s Upstream vice president Ivan Tan said, “Following the reopening of schools, we are helping to improve awareness among students on the risk of transmission of this pandemic.
“We are also providing schools with hand sanitisers, wipes and thermometers so that students have a safe and healthy place to learn,” he said.
The handover ceremony for the items in Miri was held at Shell office.
The event was graced by Sarawak Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin who is also the Miri Division Disaster Management Committee chairman.
Miri Division Acting Resident Aziz Abdul Yusoff was also in attendance.
Lee said, “Thank you to SSB for their efforts in assisting the schools in Miri during these unprecedented times.
“SSB has always been a shining example when it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Sarawak.
“It is my hope and that of the government of Sarawak that other corporate bodies could emulate the spirit of giving and volunteerism amongst its staff.” Lee added.
In Kota Kinabalu and Labuan, Shell Malaysia said the items were distributed through senior representatives from Shell.
The oil and gas company said it continues to do its part for Malaysians during this challenging time and urged all Malaysians to stay safe by practicing good personal hygiene, wearing face masks and practice physical distancing as advocated by the Ministry of Health (MoH). —DayakDaily