A very good morning to all of you. I am very happy and lucky to be here today to thank all who have helped and support me to make me what I am today.
I am very grateful to the Upper School Council for awarding me the scholarship again. This scholarship would help me through my university. I can only pray to god that may you all be blessed and successful in whatever you do.
I am now studying in University Technology Mara of Kuching pursuing a 2-year Diploma In Public Administration. After this, I would like to continue a 3-year Degree course in Political Science. I know that this would be very challenging but not impossible. I will do my best to achieve my dream. Moreover, knowing that all of you are supporting, helping and guiding me would motivate me to achieve my goal.
In the past, all the Penan students in SMK Medamit found it difficult to go home during school holidays because of transport problem. We had to depend on the mercy of logging company’s truck. Many times we had to spend the whole frightening night sleeping by the roadside because the company’s transport did not travel to our villages . We only can hope by the next morning, another truck would come our way to get us to Long Sembayang. From there, we had to walk for another 3 hours to reach our village in Long Tegan. Because of this transport problem, many Penan students dropped out from school.
However, after getting help from you all, my friends and I can go home on a chartered truck and come back to school safely and on time. We now also have clean uniforms, school shoes and stationeries. We are very grateful to all of you, esp. Auntie Jacky, Auntie Violette, Auntie Shida and Auntie Asrid and their friends who gave us a lot of help and encouragement. Once again, thank you and May God bless you with good health, happiness and peace.