Hope Place to start trip to Long Lamam today
Date Posted : Wednesday 06-Jul-2016
BINTULU: Hope Place Kuching and Bintulu 4×4 Club will begin their ‘Charity Without Border No. 4’ programme to Long Lamam, a remote area in Baram, today.
Hope Place Kuching founder Kelvin Wan said the journey to Long Lamam would take 7 to 8 hours to reach Long Segah first and then the participants would have to undergo a jungle-tracking journey for 45 minutes before reaching Long Lamam.
He said this would be the first trip launched by Hope Place Kuching and Bintulu 4×4 Club this year.
“The charity programme is held for the benefit of the people in Long Lamam who are mostly Penans because we are to bring in foods, daily needs and a number of wheelchairs to be distributed to the needy that we have identified before we start this charity programme,” said Kelvin when interviewed in the launching ceremony of the programme ‘Charity Without Border No. 4’ at the lobby of Parkcity Mall here yesterday.
Meanwhile, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) deputy general manager Mohamad Bohari Kipli said the spirit of volunteerism shown by both non-governmental organisations should be emulated by other organisations in helping the less fortune groups.
He said ‘Charity Without Border No. 4’ project is not an easy task as it involves time management, process of negotiation and self-expenses.
The 3-day programme will involve volunteers and 47 vehicles from Kuching, Sri Aman, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Belaga and Batu Niah that are registered with the Bintulu 4×4 Club.