SOP holds two-day vision care programme for local community.

MIRI: Sarawak Oil Palm Berhad (SOP) recently engaged with local community and its stakeholders through an eye-care initiative ‘SOPB Vision Care Project’.

The two-day programme on Sept 8 and 9 at SK Paku and SK Batu Lintang was in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MoH) in partnership with and support from Sri Aman Division Health Office, Batu Lintang Health Clinic and Spec Shop Sdn Bhd.

A total of 203 people from 23 longhouses who had registered under Batu Lintang Native Customary Rights (NCR) Project took part and received free health and eye check-ups.

Eye glasses were also given to those with poor vision, fully funded by SOP.

Penghulu Mingging Sigan, in his welcoming speech, thanked SOP for the generosity of funding the costs for the eye screening programme as well as sponsoring eye-glasses for those with vision problems. Vision Care project is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative designed to reach out to the longhouses surrounding the Group’s operations.

Established in 2013, the project aims to create awareness of healthy and quality living. It is also the intention of SOP to lower the risk of preventable blindness, particularly among children and elderly folks in longhouses who often do not have the necessary means to obtain immediate access to medical facilities.

SOP pledged to continue to be an active contributor to local community development through organising various economic support and social programmes to contribute to the needs and well-being of the local communities in the areas of education, healthcare, disaster relief and others.

Source: The Borneo Post, 11 September 2022;