KOTA KINABALU, Jan 20 – Some 60 students and teachers of SK Lubok Darat, Sipitang have benefited from Petronas Sentuhan Ilmu Programme following the completion of a 100-capacity multi-purpose hall to hold their co-curricular activities. Sabah and Labuan Petronas Regional Office gneral manager Julita Ontol said the programme was aimed at providing strong academic foundation for underprivileged students to excel in their studies.
“What we’re doing here is part of our commitment to contribute to the well-being of communities wherever we operate. The school premise earlier only consisted of a building which has six classrooms and a staff room for 12 teachers. “With the construction of this multi-purpose hall, students will now have a more conducive environment for co-curricular activities. It will also facilitate a better learning experience for the students,” Julita said in a statement here today.
She said the amenity also benefits more than 300 villagers in the vicinity as well, as it could also cater for the community’s activities. Currently there are 13 schools in Sabah under the initiative. The unveiling of the hall today was marked with the handover of a Commemorative plaque by Petronas Head of Dalak Project, Hamdan Hassan to SK Lubok Darat’s headmistress, Puan Hajjah Rafiah Jaafar