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The “Master Sustainability by Scania” fund aims to motivate and assist local primary schools to start up activities or projects on sustainability.
Scania Malaysia, through its Master Sustainability Fund, has contributed to the first Sustainability Gallery at Sekolah Kebangsaan Nanga Ajau in Betong, Sarawak, further emphasising Scania Malaysia’s commitment towards nurturing future leaders in sustainability.
Scania Southeast Asia’s Business Development Director Ian Tan launched the Sustainability Gallery with the school’s Headmaster, Fadreen Jingan Anak Beriak in the presence of the entire student body and teachers. The Gallery is the continuation of the school’s effort to instil a sustainability mindset amongst the students, which is in line with the objectives of the Master Sustainability fund. Sekolah Nanga Ajau has been placing sustainability high on the school’s agenda for many years, with its most prominent campaign to date being maintaining the school as a zero rubbish zone.
The Gallery features several sections including one on how to preserve the forest and its habitat, recycling, and a section on sustainable living. Students and teachers of the school as well as parents, Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, International College of Advance Technology Sarawak, and the Forest Department of Sarawak contributed to the contents of the gallery and will continue to refresh the content to ensure that it remains relevant and updated. In addition, the Betong community came forward and planted a green botanical garden as part of the opened and roofed Gallery.
“The people of Sarawak have drawn their inspiration, sustenance and power from nature for many generations. For the natural resources to continue to nourish the people, future generations must be prepared to lead and continue a sustainable way of life, also to spread the knowledge everywhere. The Sustainability Gallery in Sekolah Kebangsaan Nanga Ajau serves to do that, especially being a rural school in the heart of where flora and fauna thrives,” commented Ian.
The “Master Sustainability by Scania” fund was launched last year to motivate and assist local primary schools to start up curricular and extra-curricular activities or projects that focus on sustainability. Aside from Sekolah Kebangsaan Nanga Ajau, two other schools, Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat in Penang and Sekolah Kebangsaan Perdana Jaya in Subang Jaya have received funds for their sustainability projects.
“Sustainability continues to be at the heart of Scania’s operations, and as a responsible business we will continue to nurture the younger generation so they can grow to become future sustainability leaders,” added Ian.
“Having the sustainability gallery is the first step towards having a more proactive and permanent education tool on sustainability at our school. I am very thankful for Scania’s support as it provided us with a platform to conduct activities and create further awareness on the importance of sustainability,” commented Fadreen.
With the creation of the Gallery, the school intends to organise activities such as a sustainability contest with other schools in the near future as part of their efforts to spread the importance of preserving the environmental message and sustainability amongst the greater Sarawak community.
The “Master Sustainability by Scania” Fund by Scania Malaysia is sustained by a portion of the company’s vehicle sales revenue. Schools are invited to submit their sustainability project and /or activity ideas by emailing Scania Malaysia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
马来西亚斯堪尼亚，透过其Master Sustainability 基金，支持位于砂劳越勿洞（Betong）的Nanga Ajau国民型小学的第一个可持续性图片展，再次强调马来西亚斯堪尼亚培养未来可持续性领袖的承诺。
斯堪尼亚东南亚区业务发展总监Ian Tan与该校校长法丁罕（Fadreen Jingan Anak Beriak）在全体学生和老师前一起为该图片展主持发布会。 此图片展旨在培养学生的可持续性心态，而这与Master Sustainability 基金的目标一致。Nanga Ajau 学校多年以来一直将可持续性发展放在首位，而将学校维持为零垃圾区是它迄今为止最突出的活动。
“几代的砂劳越人从自然界中汲取灵感、 食物及力量。 为了让自然界继续喂养人们，未来的一代必须准备带领和维持一个可持续性的生活方式，并将这个知识传播到每一个地方。这便是Nanga Ajau国民型小学可持续图片展 的目的，特别是作为一所动植物繁盛的农村学校。”Ian表示。
去年推介的Master Sustainability基金，旨在激励和协助本地小学启动以可持续性为重点的课程和课外活动或计划。除了Nanga Ajau国民型小学，另外两家学校—槟城柑仔园国民型小学、梳邦再也Perdana Jaya国民型小学的可持续性计划也获得该基金的资助。
马来西亚斯堪尼亚将其公司销售车辆利润的一部分作为 “Master Sustainability by Scania” 资金。有兴趣的学校可将他们的可持续性计划和/或活动理念，电邮至马来西亚斯堪尼亚 email@example.com。
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