KOTA KINABALU: Kupikupifm 96.3 FM, Sabah ‘s latest community-focused radio station is embarking on its 2nd maiden CSR project under the umbrella of “Operasi Kerja Komuniti 96.3 FM” from 21st -22nd January 2017 in Pensiangan. Following from last year’s successful water supply rehabilitation works to 5 kampungs in Ranau, the Kupikupifm team is now all-ready to make a difference to folks in 2 kampungs in Pensiangan this time round. Kupikupifm in partnership with the State government and with the support from Wanita MCA and Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd had made this operation feasible.
Operasi Kerja Komuniti 96.3FM will be supplying LED renewable solar lamps to all households of Kampung Buntulon and gravity water rehabilitation works. Kampung Buntulon is situated about 1 ½ hour boat ride from Salung Jetty, which is another 2 ½ hour drive from Keningau by land. There is no electricity supply to this village, and only one (1) sole 1.5Kw petrol powered generator is available for use during special and important occasions in the Community Hall (Balai Raya). Being equipped with the LED solar lamps means that the villagers will no longer need to rely on candles and kerosene lamps which are not only costly, but also a fire hazard and polluting to the environment. The gravity water rehabilitation works in both Kampung Buntulon and Kampung Salung will also help to improve the quality of life of the villagers. The old gravity water systems are in depilated condition – dried up due to damaged catchment area and broken pipes resulting in the villagers being dependent on rain water and occasionally need to purchase water from pooling funds together via water tanks from Nabawan. The rehabilitation works will include repairing the water catchment areas, installing new water tanks and replacing damaged water pipes in the two (2) kampungs. The funding was raised from the public by Wanita MCA while Nissan Navara, the official car of the Operasi Kerja Komuniti 96.3FM will be transporting the crew through the rough terrains and into the interiors of Pensiangan. “We would like to put on record our sincere appreciation and thanks to Wanita MCA and Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd for supporting our Operasi Kerja Komuniti 96.3FM in Pensiangan. This partnership and support mean a lot to us as we are able to make a difference in the lives of the villagers for now and years to come”, says Mr Lester Miol, Programme Manager of Kupikupifm.
Being a true community-focused radio station, Kupikupifm will also be bringing entertainment to Pagalungan town through a mini concert and a karaoke competition on 21st January, Saturday @ 1:00 PM. Well known veteran singers like Felix Augus and Francis Landong are our guest artists for the mini concert. The locals can also take part in the karaoke competition, and 10 winners can walk away with hampers. Besides that, Kupikupifm will be donating 250x10KG rice to some deserving households who are in need. To further foster the brotherhood spirit amongst the community, there’ll be a football friendly match between Kupikupifm & Friends team (made up of Kupikupifm, the Media, Nissan Navara Fan Club) against the Tambunan community.