Sunday July 1, 2012
Join more welfare and humanitarian activities, Lambir rep tells youths
MIRI: Local youths have been told to broaden their views and thoughts through participation in community welfare and humanitarian activities.
In this way, they could attain develop the right attitude, improve communication skills, and acquire knowledge required for handling critical situations or merely survival.
Lambir assemblyman Ripin Lamat said this when officiating at the closing ceremony of state-level “Malaysian Youth Volunteers - First Aid Training Course” at Kampung Sukan Petronas here.
In his speech, he said youths today had more exposure to volunteerism.
“Whenever they attend training courses, they are taught to give something back to the community,” he said.
“In this way youths are more inspired to get involved in voluntary work.”
On education, Ripin said youths who were not interested in academics should choose career paths that require technical skills.
“The wrong perception about skills training institutes such as ILP and IKBN has caused many to give up pursuing higher education,” he said.
“Considering that the Sarawak Corridor of Renewal Energy will require hundreds of thousands of skilled workers it is worth going into the technical field.”
The five-day programme attended by 31 participants from Miri and Sibuti comprised first aid training, cardiopulmonary resuscia-tion (CPR) and related emergency procedures, laws, and written examination after each lesson.