MARUDI: A Penang-born teacher was among those who jumped up in ecstacy when a short video titled ‘Marung Usu’ or The Power Of Hands’ was announced the winner of the Best Story Telling Award at Kid Witness News (KWN) at the 2017 Global Summit in Tokyo, Japan in early August.
Muhammad Saffuan Jaffar, 28, was clearly very satisfied to see the sacrifices of teachers at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Long Sepiling, Baram who indefatigably slogged to turn out ideas for the video and travelled for six hours by water and land to Miri to complete its production, receive appropriate recognition.
“Four pupils, namely, Anilov Fabien Tingang,13, Juwita Ulean, 12, Fiona Fredick, 12, and Michael Nyamun, 11, came up with the idea for the video aided by teachers at the school. Teachers, school staff and villagers pitched in to help in the shooting, which was completed in a month.
Organised by Panasonic Corporation, KWN was an educational programme which was designed to help in video productions by primary and secondary school pupils worldwide under the concept ‘The World Through Their Eyes’ and the four-minute and 54 seconds video in the Kayan and Iban languages about why man must appreciate their hands, invaluable gifts from god, beat 18 entries from other countries. -BERNAMA