Glory Motivation Seminar in Sikuati, Kudat

Borneo Ecotourism, Solutions and Technologies (BEST) Society recently organized a motivation seminar as part of its capacity building program for developing entrepreneurs for participants of the Shell’s Organic Farming, Kg. Rampai Besar including the previous participants of other BEST Society projects in Kimihang and students from SMK Sikuati I & II, Kudat. The half day seminar was held on 22nd January 2014 at SMK Sikuati II.

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The seminar, which is organized by its BEST Society liason Officer, Jerri Mulihim and assisted by Ching Mei Lan, is part of the Organic Farming Project funded by Shell Malaysia Sustainable Development Grant, aimed at encouraging and motivating participants of BEST projects and local community in setting and pursuing goals in life.

Chairman and Director of BEST Society, Albert Teo welcomed all the members and guest of Honor, school principal for the presence and support. He also shared on the goals of BEST Society and the future plans for Sikuati. Tuan Haji Ismail Tukimin, the principal of SMK Sikuati II in his address expressed his utmost appreciation to BEST Society for its support and initiative to help the Sikuati community to grow to their potential and capitalize their resources for better life. He also offered the use of the school facilities of the school for future projects in the area.

The first topic conducted by a successful insurance Manager, Mr Jivet Laus was on understanding our own personality and the importance of setting goals in life. In the second session, Dr Donny Daud shared his personal experiences as a medical doctor of being successful in life although he was born in a rural area – Long Pasia and how his perseverance had helped him in achieving his goals in life.

The participants had learnt more about themselves from the half day seminar. “I get to understand more about myself and the sharing on personal experience is truly an encouragement to me. I am glad that I attended to this seminar” said Justinah Peter, the admin staff of SMK Sikuati.

The motivation seminar ended at 6pm, attended by with approximately 100 participants. The total expenses incurred for the seminar were RM 2,683.50.

BEST Society has been actively organizing community and environment projects in Kudat and Pitas areas in the last few years including “Living Water” projects, ecotourism, virgin coconut oil, environmental education, medical camps, motivation and organic farming skills in partnerships with Shell Malaysia, Skycommunity, Rotary Club, ConocoPhillips Malaysia among others. On 22nd January, it was awarded the UNWTO Ullysses Award 2013 for Innovation in NGO category in Madrid, Spain in recognition for its work in social entrepreneurships. More information about BEST Society is available at www.bestsociety.org or on its Facebook.

Group Photo

Group Photo

Opening speech by Tuan Haji Ismail Tukimin, the principal of SMK Sikuati II

Opening speech by Tuan Haji Ismail Tukimin, the principal of SMK Sikuati II

Some of the participants of the seminar

Some of the participants of the seminar

Some of the participants of the seminar

Some of the participants of the seminar

Mr Jivet Laus – one of the invited speakers delivering his talk

Mr Jivet Laus – one of the invited speakers delivering his talk

BEST Chairman, Albert Teo presenting a momento to Tuan Haji Ismail Tukimin

BEST Chairman, Albert Teo presenting a momento to Tuan Haji Ismail Tukimin

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