KUCHING, Nov 22 (Bernama)- Local company Kenyalang Capital Ventures Sdn Bhd has helped to sponsor 10 Penan students under the care of Helping Hands Penan to attend the TEDxKenyalang Conference to be held on Nov 25 and 26 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here.
The sponsorship is in line with the company's CSR efforts in helping underprivileged youths to expand their knowledge and skills.
"By attending TEDxKenyalang, these students will be exposed to international speakers and delegates.
"We hope that this will inspire them to strive for their dreams and achieve greater success with their education and exposure to an international fraternity at TEDxKenyalang," said company director Muhammad Firdaus Manan.
Bernard Upieh, one of the sponsored Penan students, said he appreciates the chance to be involved with TEDxKenyalang.
"I am a Penan from Ulu Baram, Long Kerangan. My aim is to be a Doctorate holder and be an inspiration to my people. I hope to learn many things from this conference," he said.
Shaped by their experience and ideas, the speakers will explore paradigms that will inspire, empower, and motivate participants to embrace new perspectives.
On top of that, there will also be workshops by BIMP-EAGA, products showcase and bazaar selling a variety of goods.
The event is expected to attract 500 participants. For more information, do visit www.tedxkenyalang.com or search TEDxKenyalang on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.