Estate Manager, Mr. Benedict Baja represented SOP to hand over the YAA awards to recipients of SMK Marudi, Marudi and witnessed by Principal, Mr. Mohd Effendi.

Miri – Sarawak Oil Palms Berhad (SOP) has awarded 135 students from its selected secondary schools in Sarawak under its Young Achievers Award (YAA) 2021/2022.

SOP traveled across different regions such as Lambir, Niah, Suai, Marudi, Sebauh, Tatau, Sungai Asap and Balingian to visit participating schools and made a handover.

Along with the firm belief and emphasis on the importance of education, SOP awarded 135 students who have excelled in their academic pursuits in 2021 public examinations namely Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) under it’s YAA programme. Cash award and certificate of recognition were awarded to those deserving students to inspire and motivate local youngster towards academic excellence.

SOP through its CSR initiative continues it focuses on motivating, encouraging and promoting education among the young generation in the rural areas. It has made a concerted effort especially in lending a helping hand to the needy children and motivated them to become high achieving students and setting them on a path to appreciate continuous learning.

For records, SOP has awarded 1078 successful candidates for the same CSR programme since 2016.

SOP does not only focus on oil palm business but also aims to grow together with local communities by helping them through various CSR initiatives in education outreach. The Young Achiever Awards (YAA) is one of SOP’s many CSR projects – among them the Students Adoption Programme (SAP), SOP Vision Care Project and SOPGet Equip’d Rehabilitation Programme collaboration with Healthy Strides Foundation Australia – all of which are the catalyst for SOP to grow together with local communities.

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