SK St. James Quop Centennial Anniversary Dinner was held on the 26th July 2014 at the Crown Imperial Hall, Crown Tower. The dinner was organised by the School Board of Management which More »
After 10 years of organising WBGC, the committee received the new Dato Sri Michael Manyin’s Challenge trophy for this year’s event which is to be held at Sarawak Golf Club (KGS). The More »
DBNA Central Executive Committees joined 1,000 people attended the 9th Gawai Dayak Carnival at Redeems Centre at Kampung Apar, Singai, which featured cultural dance performances. 9 door longhouse was erected for visitors More »
A team from DBNA attended a seminar on the development and implementation of a national access and benefit sharing framework for traditional knowledge and genetic resources organised by Sarawak Biodiversity Centre at More »
A team comprises 10 members of Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) had a working visit to Sarawak, specifically to the Bidayuh area to learned about our success on documentation of the NCR More »
SK St. James Quop Centennial Anniversary Dinner was held on the 26th July 2014 at the Crown Imperial Hall, Crown Tower. The dinner was organised by the School Board of Management which the guest of honor was the Right Reverend Assistant Bishop Aeris Sumping Jingan representing His Grace The Most Reverend Datuk Bolly Lapok, Archbishop of the Anglican Province of South East Asia cum Chairman of the Sarawak Anglican School Board of Management.
The Exco members of the Dayak Bidayuh National Association (DBNA) was invited to join in the celebration with them. It was full of down the memory lane kind of dinner where the oldest student receiving a plaque from the school management, Mr Jin Chung Anak Joshua was borned on the 18th February 1918. Mr Rebid Anak Duka was the oldest Headmaster who served in the school. All the award was jointly presented by YB Datuk Roland Sagah and the Right Reverend Assistant Bishop Aeris Sumping Jingan. The Organising Chairman was Mr Donald Ah Guan who himself was also the Chairman of DBNA Samarahan Branch.
DBNA President Datu Ik Pahon Joyik joined the high table together with Right Reverend Assistant Bishop Aeris Sumping Jingan and YB Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn, Deputy Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly and YB for N.17 Tarat. Bidayuh Temenggong for Kuching Mr Austin Dimin was also among the VIPs during the function.
Beautiful pieces presented by the choir group of St. James Church and also the pupils of the school. Cake cutting and toast was held during function as well. The night continue with the band boys rendering requested song by the diners.
DBNA will host a delegation from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste the Ministry of Education for 5 days, from 13 July 2014. The delegation is here to study the Multi Language Education (MLE) pre-school program that DBNA started with the assistance of UNESCO, and the Bidayuh Language Development Project (BLDP) that was started with the assistance of the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL). Besides these, the delegation is also interested to experience Bidayuh culture.
Dr. Karla Smith and her husband Jim are International Literacy Consultants with SIL. They helped get the Bidayuh Sekolah Bahasa Warisan Schools started in 2007. They are currently working in East Timor, helping the government there establish Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education.
At the HQ, the delegation will be briefed on DBNA activities, in particular the MLE program and the BLDP. They will be observing the DBNA Bahasa Warisan schools in Sinjok, Benuk, and Bogag. They also will visit a primary school in Kampung Sinjok. Their visit to the following schools being arranged by the DBNA Penrissen and Bau Branches. During its stay here, the delegation will be introduced to Bidayuh cuisine, and DBNA has also arranged for some Bidayuh cultural performances by the students.
DBNA is delighted and honoured to host the delegation, and extends a warm welcome to all its members. We hope that the delegation members will also take time to enjoy the city with its clean and green setting and its friendly people and multi-cultural population.
DBNA expresses it gratitude to Timor-Leste for choosing DBNA for its study visit. We regard this as an international recognition of DBNA’s linguistics programs. We would like to thank SIL and UNESCO for recommending DBNA to be visited and for organizing it. DBNA also expresses its gratitude to members of the MLE program, the BLDP, the Education sub-committee, other relevant sub-committees, and the relevant Branches for their cooperation and support in hosting and welcoming our guests from Timor-Leste. Last, but not least, DBNA thanks the sponsors of the lunch, dinners and cultural performances that have been organized for the visit.
We wish the delegation a very fruitful and productive visit with the Dayak Bidayuh National Association and the Bidayuh community. DBNA hopes that this visit can lead to future cooperation between the two communities.
Before departing home, the Smiths and the Timorese will go to Miri to conduct teacher training there.
After 10 years of organising WBGC, the committee received the new Dato Sri Michael Manyin’s Challenge trophy for this year’s event which is to be held at Sarawak Golf Club (KGS). The trophy will replace the previous trophy after it was won by previous champion. About 65 participants have confirmed to join this year’s competition. This year, another challenge trophy up for grabs is the DBNA President’s Challenge trophy. Dato Sri Michael Manyin’s Challenge trophy is for Gross Champion and the President’s is for the Nett Champion.
To receive the challenge trophy today on 30 June 2014 was DBNA President Datu Ik Pahon Joyik who led the committee to meet Dato Sri Michael Manyin at his office at Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Communication Sarawak at Wisma Masja, Petra Jaya.
The committee members that attended the handing over of the trophy were the Organising Chairman Mr Robert Elone, Mr Joseph Jindy, Mr Ricky Guing, Mr James Sinjeng, Mr Chali Ungang, and Mr Joseph Beron.
The competition will be held on 5 July 2014 Saturday with lot of prizes to be won by the participants. Sponsors for this year’s event also come from individuals, the Yang Berhormats and also from the corporate bodies for the novelties like the hole-in-one, nearest to the hole, and longest drive. MASwings is sponsoring 2 sectors flight seats free from Kuching-Miri and Kuching-Bintulu to and fro.
DBNA and WBGC committees thank all that have contributed to ensure the success of this year’s event. This year, 10 Gross prizes and 10 Nett prizes are also up for grabs.
Dato Sri Michael Manyin said, “The Bidayuh when they organise any event, there are apolitical especially under DBNA. Every Bidayuh are invited to join”.