This GET-Pintar initiative emphasises the aspect of education as an asset to help improve the standard of living and capabilities of individuals. The programs under this pillar aim to enhance accessibility to education and complement existing education programs as well as providing opportunities to improve social skills among Malaysian.
The children of Kg Orang Asli Sg Gabong got a royal treat when Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim graced a story-telling competition held at Pusat Kreatif Kanak-Kanak Tuanku Bainun on 7 September, 2019.
Some 100 guests made up of the kids’ family members and Great Eastern Takaful staff were also present at the Story Telling Competition, in which 11 children aged between 8 and 16 from the Orang Asli community participated.
Also present was our esteemed panel of judges – Yayasan Hasanah head of education and scholarships Dr Nur Anuar Abdul Muthalib, New Straits Times news editor Faridul Anwar Farinordin and GETB head of brand and marketing communications Tengku Sheila Tengku Azib.
The winner of the story telling for the primary category was little Nur Syazwanis Safia binti Abdul Rahman, 8 from SK Sulaiman who narrated with full confidence and expression, the story titled “Bangau menipu Ikan”.
Meanwhile, 14 year old Haslinna a/p Zaili from SMK Khai Mun was declared the winner in the secondary school category for her rendition of “Semut dan Merpati”.
At the end of the story-telling competition, the women folk attended an empowerment workshop, where they were taught to sew embroidery onto jute bags. The long term plan of this programme is to help women of Kg Orang Asli Sg Gabong make some extra pocket money through this potential business opportunity.
Truly, we remain committed to empowering those in need towards sustainable economic growth for the nation’s shared progress. This ties in with our purpose, which is 'We Help People Help Each Other In Times Of Need. Because We Can.'