“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in” …….. Leonardo da Vinci.
“In order to success, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”……………Bill Cosby.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” ………….. Nelson Mandela.
In line with Prof Dr. Morni Hj. Kambrie, Chairman SIDMA Board of Directors, UNITAR International University, Sabah Regional Centre; corporate social responsibilities (CSR) to compliment and supplement ongoing and existing Malaysia Education Ministry’s motivational and career pathway planning programmes to schools students to enable them to be both college or university and career readiness, in terms of both knowledge and skills; Puan Azlina Ngatimin (Director) and her team members from SIDMA Corporate Relations and Business Development Department, Property Administration Department, and Information Technology and Media Department organised motivational programmes at Limbang, Ranau, Pitas and Telupid; commencing on 28 July 2015..
The motivational talk was aimed at helping rural students to prepare for the upcoming SPM and STPM examinations; to achieve and maximise their potentials and thus to enable them to dream big for a brighter career and their future. Among some of the items shared during the programme were tips on effective studying, creative and critical thinking, effective self and time management that encourage success; as well as advice on how to develop students individual aspirations and maximise their potentials; encouraging them to further their education in institutions of higher learning in their field of interest that will lead them to the top of their career.
Dr. Morni who took time off to lead the motivational talk shared his success stories and experiences from a Sarawak born humble, ordinary kampong boy till now being a Director of SIDMA Board of Directors. He described the tough life when he was young, had to work at a McDonald’s outlet to finance his tuition fee, prior to receiving his Ph. D in Entrepreneurship from Sterling University, England in 1990; as his only source of funding was from his father, who was then a pensioner.
Through this humble sharing of his success stories, Dr. Morni hoped that it can impress the students and enable them to reflect on it, and to develop a better perspective of life, its challenges, and to be a better and more committed student when given the opportunities to further their education to greater heights, in order to build a successful career.
The programme at Limbang on 28 July 2015 which was held at SMK Kubong, Limbang was attended by students and teachers from SMK Kubong, SMK Seri Patiambun, SMK Agama Limbang and SMK. Limbang.
At the end of the workshop, representative from Limbang Education Department, who very impressed by Dr. Morni contributions and effort, on behalf of the department and teachers, expressed her sincere thanks to Dr. Morni and SIDMA staff who assisted to ensure the success of this very beneficial programme.
On 30 July 2015, a similar event was held at SMK Ranau. The function was attended by students and teachers from SMK Ranau, SMK Kemborongoh, SMK Timbua, SMK Matupang Jaya, SM Agama Al-Irsyadiah and SM Agama Mohamad Ali, Ranau.
After the talk, Puan Barizah M. Kahar, Pengetua SMK Ranau, on behalf of all Ranau School Principals and teachers took the opportuniy to thank Prof Dr. Morni and his team from SIDMA College for the job well done. She was very delighted as Dr. Morni’s motivational talk was keenly followed by the students.
Similar event will be held at Pitas on 3 August 2015 at SMK Pitas 2. Students from all the six secondary schools in and around Pitas district are invited to attend the function which is expected to begin at 8.00 am.
During the two programmes, students participated actively in all activities set; such as quizzes, projects, discussions as well as presentations. As token of appreciation to staff and students from all the respective schools who made efforts to attend the functions, Dr. Morni sponsored hampers for lucky draws to all participants of the above events.
The students commented that the talk was just a really enriching experience; indeed very beneficial, enabling them to understand more about themselves as well as about the various education opportunities and its related issues.