?Paint Your Mural? a project under the Trust School Programme by Petronas in collaboration with Yayasan Amir has successfully reached out to five schools in Sarawak with about 2,600 students.
This project to bring transformation, replicable and equitable change of public schools started in 2016 at SMK Lundu, SK Siar Campuran, SK Sampadi, SK Bumiputera and SK Stunggang Melayu ? all in the Lundu district.
Some 153 students of SK Bumiputera participated in the ?Paint Your Mural? for two days from Sept 19-20 with help from a local graffiti-artist Dewi Mio. They painted a mural themed ?Future Leaders? on the wall of their school?s main hall.
They also did batik painting facilitated by Galeri Petronas and conducted science experiment entitled ?Bagaimana Minyak Terbentuk?.
These activities were designed to instill awareness and arouse interest in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM).
In August this year, more than 100 students of SK Sampadi also painted murals on their school walls.
Last year, more than 300 students from SK Siar Campuran, SMK Lundu and SK Stunggang Melayu also painted murals in their respective schools and took part in science talk and creative arts activities.
Petronas contributes towards educational and human capital development in Sarawak through Petronas Education Sponsorship Programme (PESP), Programme Budi MRSM-Petronas and Programme Sentuhan Ilmu Petronas (PSIP).
To date, Petronas has sponsored 689 Sarawak students under its PESP and another 1,054 under the PSIP since 2003.
Under its Vocational Institution Sponsorship & Training Assistance (VISTA) programme, Petronas has also sponsored more than 1,097 trainees since 2007 to undergo vocational training at four technical institutions in Sarawak ? Centre of Technical Excellence (Centex) Sarawak, Sarawak Skills Development Centre (PPKS), Industrial Training Institute (ILP) Miri and National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) Miri.