KOTA KINABALU: Relevant government agencies and non-governmental organisation can help to boost the morale of para atheletes by ensuring their welfare is being taken good care.
Api-Api Community Development Leader Oliver Majaham said “ We are happy to see the progress made by these para athletes who have represented the state and some even represented Malaysia at international competition.
“It is really encouraging to see them train hard and at the same time we hope more people can contribute and support them to boast their morale.
“We hope that our visit will motivate them further and we will try to ensure that their living arrangement at the hostel are catered to their special needs.” he said after the handover of the food basket to the athletes.
Also visited the Sabah Para Archery team at their hostel located at St John Ambulance premise in Likas here were the Chinese Community Leaders (Kapitan).
The Kapitan for Api-Api contributed kitchens equipment as part of their community program to assist the needy in these challenging time.
Spokeperson for the group Kapitan Lim Vun Chan said the program was in respond to the government’s initiatives of introducing the Keluarga Malaysia concept to encourage a caring society in Malaysia.
“We, as the Chinese Kapitan for Api-Api, hope our small contributions today will motivate our para athletes to train harder and also to encourage them to be self reliance so that they can be independent and can contribute back to society,” said Lim.
Also present during the visit are Kapitan Chee Siaw Siaw, Kapitan Fung Chun Fatt, Kapitan Li Soo Fook, Kapitan Goon Thien Shang, UPPM N.20 officers Steward Philip and Ng Pitt Yun, as well as Para Archery coach Paul Leong.