Brunei Darussalam

LOWEST HILL TO BIG HEARTS

SHIMWORLD.com Weekly Column in THE BRUNEI TIMES

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[tweetmeme]A photo is more than just a thousand words. It can change someone’s future!

Many thanks to the generous support from kind hearted individuals, a Penan girl has a chance to go to college for the first time in her life. Since October 2008, the response to these cards have been very positive and in the helping hands of dedicated and committed volunteers, the Penan children continue to receive education, a key ingredient for a nation that aspires growth and development and more importantly, sustain it. Since October 2008, the response to these cards have been very positive and in the helping hands of dedicated and committed volunteers, the Penan children continue to receive education, a key ingredient for a nation that aspires growth and development and more importantly, sustain it. Shortly after The World’s Lowest Hill feature, the pictures joined a series of earlier nature and landscape themed selections chosen by Violette for the Penan charity cards. Read more …

You can help too. For more information on where you can buy these cards, read the original post PLIGHT OF THE PENAN. If you would like to participate in this charitable cause, feel free to contact Violette with thoughts and ideas on how you can contribute.

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4 thoughts on “LOWEST HILL TO BIG HEARTS

  1. Well I certainly liked the card I received. Its still sitting on my shelf just because that little squirrel is so cute. [author insert: Pygmy Squirrel from A Resort In The Mist]

    I had another thought today as I read this post though. I am definitely all for education, especially for women. And while the Penan people will have to cope with the modern world sooner or later, I can’t help wondering what a formal education will do to their culture and heritage. I definitely don’t know anything about the Penan and am only going by what you’ve shared here and in the BT article. So, I’m not saying they shouldn’t go to school but just wondering if, in a way, school also contributes to the decline of their current way of life. Hopefully, our modern ways will help them document their ways for future posterity.

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