Staff and Students of AWISAR Contribute to Betterment of Society through Blood Donation Campaign

Article by Corporate Communications Unit, PPKS

On 3 August 2018, twenty-seven (27) staff and students of the Automotive and Welding Institute of Sarawak (AWISAR) did their part to contribute to the betterment of society through a blood donation campaign held at AWISAR’s campus at Demak Laut Industrial Estate, Kuching. AWISAR is a subsidiary company of Pusat Pembangunan Kemahiran Sarawak (PPKS).

Commenting on the blood donation campaign, Mr. Jaidil bin Yakop, General Manager of AWISAR highlighted, “The campaign is a joint initiative between AWISAR’s Social, Recreation and Sport Club and Normah Medical Specialist Centre (NMSC) to support the ongoing effort by the hospital to replenish its blood stocks and to foster awareness about the importance of donating blood regularly”. He added, “The noble act of donating one’s blood has often been described as the most precious gift - indeed, the gift of life. At AWISAR, we are indeed honoured to do our part to contribute to the betterment of society.”

The next Blood Donation Campaign is planned for December 2018, followed by regular campaigns next year. For more information on the programmes offered by PPKS, kindly call 082-362086/362129 (PPKS) and 082-381767 (AWISAR).Enquiries may be sent via WhatsApp (012-8789382) or e-mail ( or Information can also be obtained from PPKS’s website: and AWISAR’s website:

Mr. Jaidil bin Yakop, General Manager of AWISAR (Back row, ninth from right) with the blood donors.

AWISAR’s students during the blood donation campaign