Sarawak graduates planning council to help society
By SHARON LING
KUCHING: Graduates’ associations in Sarawak are planning to set up a council to pool their resources and find ways of jointly contributing to the development of society.
The proposal was made by representatives from seven associations during the first Sarawak Graduates Networking event organised by non-government organisation Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) and the State Secretary’s Office recently.
The proposed council would coordinate efforts to carry out community programmes, encourage young graduates to be actively involved in community development programmes and support gender-based programmes such as women’s empowerment.
It would also initiate regular inter-alumni conventions to discuss development issues in Sarawak.
State Secretary Datuk Wilson Baya Dandot, who was guest of honour at the event, called on graduates from all age groups to work together in contributing their knowledge and expertise to the state’s development efforts.
Azam chief executive Datuk Aloysius Dris said the networking event was aimed at bringing together representatives from various graduates’ associations in Sarawak to explore ways of tapping into their resources.
He hoped more associations would take part in similar events in future.
The seven present were the Sarawak Bidayuh Graduates Association, Sarawak New Zealand Graduates Assocation, Sarawak United States Graduates Association, Sarawak Australian Graduates Association, Sarawak British Alumni, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Alumni and the Sarawak Women Graduates Association.
Good initiative…Wish them success