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Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology Founded

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The idea of establishing a Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) for Sarawak community was discussed among IEEE Sarawak Subsection executive members and the chair for Humanitarian Technology Activities, Dr. Then Yi Lung took the initiative to submit an official petition campaign to IEEE SIGHT in June 2019.

The idea was accepted and IEEE Sarawak SIGHT was founded since then. The group is proud to receive an amount of USD4000 after submitting a project proposal to IEEE SIGHT. The funded money will be utilized for community project in Kg. Salak, a fishing village located 15km north from downtown Kuching. It was known as Alternative Lighting Project since 2018, and this year, the volunteers built a system using cycling mechanism to charge battery and then supply to the lighting system around the school compound.

A total of 4 bicycles was donated to the school and it was hoped that students will learn the process of energy conversion in a fun and engaging way. IEEE Sarawak SIGHT is aiming to implement the system at all primary schools in Sarawak which is in line with the Sarawak government’s initiative to promote STEM activities in school. The group hopes to receive more funding support and volunteers to bring success for this meaningful project.

For further donation and voluntary service, you may contact Dr. Then Yi Lung at his email ythen@swinburne.edu.my .

IEEE Sarawak SIGHT volunteers & members: (from left) Dylan Phiong, Natalie Lim, Abel Chai, Puan Masni, Benjamin, and Chamath
Ong Chin Ann
Executive Committee Member (Communication & Promotion), IEEE Sarawak Subsection 2019-2020