Storytelling school

Taking a new approach to green preservation through storytelling

PUPILS from eight primary schools in the districts of Sri Aman, Lubok Antu and Betong in Sarawak learned to care for the environment through storytelling.

The creative learning session, which included discussions on electrical safety, was organized by Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) in partnership with the district education offices and KEC International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, which was contracted to working on the Sri Aman-Serudit transmission lines.

The students were from SK Kem Pakit, SK Nanga Klassen, SK Engkilili No 2, SK Sedarat, SK Kem Skrang, SK Nanga Enteban, SK Bartholomew and SK Nanga Ajau.

During the session at SK Engkilili No 2, 16 students took turns telling stories in Bahasa Malaysia.

The stories were based on themes from Say No to Straws; Zero Waste and Waste Collection; reuse, reduce and recycle; and save water/clean water.

Marconi Madai, SEB’s senior vice president for health, safety, security and environment (HSSE), said the program was part of the company’s initiatives to highlight the importance of environmental management. environment and safety.

“Safety awareness and environmental preservation should be our shared responsibility.

“We believe in raising awareness in the community and this program targets the younger generation to share how we can all play our part in ensuring a sustainable future,” he said.

Marconi added that SEB was working with stakeholders to roll out its tree planting and habitat restoration program.

SEB HSSE General Manager Robin Tigai said it was encouraging to see the enthusiasm of the students during the programme.

He said everyone can take small steps to incorporate green practices into their daily lives, such as bringing their own water bottles, not littering and reducing plastic use.

“I hope this program has been informative and that the students will be able to share with their families and friends what they have learned about environmental management,” he added.