By Cassandra Albanus, 21 April 2017
PACOS Trust, a community based organisation in Sabah that has been actively involved in community development since 1987, welcomes the public to their grounds to show support for the 16th Annual Indigenous People Bazaar of Sabah on the 29th of April 2017, 7.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Native handicrafts on display and for sale at last year’s bazaar
Part of the program includes a three day workshop starting from the 26th to the 28th of April, to build grassroots capacity on community-based pesticide action montoring, corporate accountability and advocacy. Among participating communities are the ethnic groups Tidung from Tawau, Rungus from Pitas and Kudat, Dusun Kimaragang and Tombobuo from Paitan, Beluran, Sungai Lobu from Tongod and Alab Lanas Sook, Murut from Keningau and Tenom, and Dusun from Ranau, Tuaran and Penampang.
Participants from a previous workshop
The objectives of the workshop are to increase the awareness of the negative impacts from the use of insect pesticides at the community level, train participants on how to monitor the usage of insect pesticides, gather socio-economy working groups to discuss, learn and share their achievements in 2016, plan activities for 2017 to further strengthen their efforts, and build larger networks to market their products.
Participating communities from ethnic groups around Sabah
The climax of the four day event – the 16th Annual Indigenous People Bazaar of Sabah – will showcase engaging activities such as handicraft making demonstrations, sale of vegetables, cookies and native products such as handicrafts, and display exhibits from supporting non-governmental organizations.
For further information, contact Rojieka Mahin at +6088-712518. Waze PACOS Trust for directions.