Handicraft workshop for women in longhouse

KUCHING: The womenfolk in Long Bemang, Sarawak’s longest Kayan longhouse with 200 households in Baram, will be invited to attend a workshop on handicraft development.

A Miri-based voluntary handicraft organisation will share with them its success story during the workshop at the longhouse tomorrow.

Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam), a non-governmental organisation, had organised a workshop on “Building Capacity in Voluntarism Among Rural Women” at the longhouse settlement last year.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2005/03/25/handicraft-workshop-for-women-in-longhouse#U4TWW4fgovzFGpjV.99

CJA and AZAM to help train Sarawak journalists

KUCHING: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) and state-funded Angkatan Zaman Mansang (Azam) will conduct journalism training programmes in the state.

The CJA has worked with the Kuching Division Journalists’ Association (KDJA) since the 1980s by providing speakers and facilitators for journalism training courses for local reporters.

The collaboration was later extended, with Azam coming in to fund the courses.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2004/10/16/cja-and-azam-to–help–train-sarawak-journalists#XH6QlZYXPUs2EYwh.99

Sarawak group gets US grants

KUCHING: The Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) and sister organisation Angkatan Zaman Mansang (AZAM) have secured grants totalling RM110,522 from the United States Embassy to fund their projects this year.

SDI received RM58,242 from the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Restoration for its project on documenting Kenyah songs, music and traditional dances to make them available as teaching materials in schools.

Its acting senior research fellow Sim Ah Hwa said the two-year project beginning next month would be undertaken in six Kenyah settlements in the Upper Baram and Balui areas in northern Sarawak.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2004/08/18/sarawak-groups-get-us-grants#ADYMb0XzwpBiXkkr.99