KUCHING, 15 March 2018 – iM Sarawak and Persatuan Kebajikan Petra Jaya
(PJWELFARE) will work together to refurbish Tabika KEMAS in the Petra Jaya area under
the Bantuan Khas iM Sarawak Programme.
Tabika KEMAS are kindergartens set up by the Jabatan Kemajuan Rakyat (Community
Development Department) to provide early education opportunities for children aged
between 4 to 6 years old. The teaching methodology focuses on ‘Learning though Play’
while keeping in line with the National Standard Preschool Curriculum.
In addition to Tabika KEMAS, the Bantuan Khas iM Sarawak programme will also provide
PDK Sri Satok (PDK Satok), a community-based rehabilitation centre, with furniture to
support its efforts in conducting lessons for the disabled.
In a ceremony commemorating this initiative, YABhg Datin Patinggi Dato Hajjah Juma’ani
binti Tun Tuanku Haji Bujang, Chairperson of PJWELFARE and wife of YAB Datuk
Patinggi (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, Chief
Minister of Sarawak said, “PJWELFARE is proud to be working together with iM Sarawak
on this programme.
“The colourful new furniture for the kindergartens and PDK Sri Satok will be greatly
appreciated by the parents and teachers. They will also create a fun and
comfortable environment for the children,” she concluded.
Tuan Hj Mohd Zamri Bin Hj Mustajap, Director of KEMAS Negeri Sarawak said, “We are
privileged to partner with both these charitable organisations on this initiative.
“KEMAS always welcomes efforts taken by the public and private organisations in
supporting us wherever possible and we would like to extend our gratitude to both
PJWELFARE and iM Sarawak for making this possible,” he mentioned.
1Malaysia Sarawak Advisory Council Member Ir Hj Irwan Zulkarnain Hj Muhammad
Hasbi said, “At iM Sarawak, we are committed to improving the quality of life of
“We are working with a local supplier to replace the furniture because we believe in
Sarawakians helping Sarawakians. As part of their CSR initiative, they have even
graciously agreed to absorb the furniture replacement cost for one of the Tabika KEMAS.
“We hope more local businesses take page out of their book and will look to help their
local community. I would like to thank them for their generosity and also thank
PJWELFARE for agreeing to monitor the impact of this programme on the children,” Irwan