[tweetmeme] First up, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has bought the Penan greeting cards since they were made available. Your contributions however big or small have made a difference in collective efforts to ensure Penan kids receive the education they deserve. However, raising money from sale of greeting cards is just one of a number of proactive efforts to save the Penans from possible extinction (Penans are South East Asia’s last Nomadic tribe). So, in a continuing effort to create awareness of their plight, the Panaga Natural History Society (PNHS) together with Jacky McLaren and her team of volunteers held a talk entitled “PENAN, LOST OR FOUND” last night at the Panaga Club. Selected photographs from Noah Jackson were also featured in the presentation slides.
Like many indigenous tribes, the Penans are great with their handicrafts and have produced these wonderful hand made items to purchase. Like the greeting cards, proceeds from sale of these crafts also go to building their future. If you’re interested in buying these items, you may contact Violette (contact details at bottom of post). Among the items available but not shown here are the unique Penan ear rings. Because they’re hand made, no two of them are alike and I’m honoured to have been presented a unique box set by Violette and Shida as token of appreciation.