PREFCHEM ORGANISES PIC’S THIRD ENGLISH CARNIVAL FOR MORE THAN 4,000 STUDENTS
Bandar Penawar, 18 July 2019 – PRefChem, together with the Kota Tinggi District Education Office, jointly organised Pengerang Integrated Complex’s (PIC) third English Carnival, which is a signature Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme that promotes the English language literacy and appreciation amongst students.
The one-day carnival saw the participation of more than 4,000 students from 75 primary schools and 22 secondary schools in the Kota Tinggi district.
Held at Dewan Kejora here on 16 July, the event was officiated by Johor State Education, Human Resource, Science and Technology Committee Chairman, YB Encik Aminolhuda Hassan, who expressed his gratitude to PRefChem for its contributions towards the programme.
“By participating in the carnival, students can improve their proficiency in the English language while enhancing their knowledge. It also promotes the importance of critical thinking and analytical skills,” said Aminolhuda.
Also present were Head of Manufacturing and Engineering of Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd Encik Ahmad Farid Yaacob as well as Kota Tinggi Regional Education Officer, Encik Mohamad Fadil Ishak.
Since its inception, the PIC English Carnival has been designed to make young learners overcome their fears of the English language through fun activities.
The first of the two main components of the carnival is the “PIC English Literacy Programme”, a school-based effort helmed by the respective English Clubs of all participating schools. Some of the activities carried out in this programme include 5-Minute Public Speaking sessions, Wednesdays being designated as English Day, Pen Pal Programme and Spelling Bee, which nurture speaking and writing skills.
The other complementing component is the “Kota Tinggi District English Language Carnival” a competition-based programme that encourages students to reach their best potential in learning English.
PRefChem, comprising Pengerang Refining Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Refining) and Pengerang Petrochemical Company Sdn Bhd (PRefChem Petrochemical), is a strategic alliance between PETRONAS and Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, through equal partnership in the two joint venture (JV) companies.