Sarawak to ensure Penan children

KUCHING: The Sarawak Government will continue efforts to ensure Penan children have better access to education through various initiatives, says state welfare, women and family development minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah.

She said the initiatives taken by the state government included the Comprehensive 9 (K9) School at SK Long Bedian and the pilot project for early childhood education for Penan children below seven, from five villages along the Sabah and Sarawak Petronas gas pipeline in Tutoh/Apoh area in Baram, beginning next January.

She was speaking to reporters after officiating the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) 2015–21st Century Leadership For Educational Leaders of Rural and Indigenous Schools From ASEAN Member States here today.

The programme was attended by representatives from Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and Malaysia.

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