Every year holds a new challenge for the Borneo Post International Education Fair (BPIEF) committee as we try to find new ways to enliven what has become a much-anticipated event on our social calendar.
Despite the inclement weather this year, some 6,500 visitors including some 1,500 students from 25 secondary schools came to visitthe 7th edition of BPIEF from February 27-28, from 10am to 6pm at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).
While we had the much appreciated support and assistance from our patron YB DatukHajah Fatimah Abdullah and her Ministry of Women Welfare & Familyand the collaborative efforts with the State Education Department, JabatanWanitadanKeluargaNegeri Sarawak, we also enjoyed some new collaborations this year withSarawakYES!, OurYouth.my, iCube Innovation and Azamand saw the increase in numbers of students from schools as well as participation of related exhibitors and activities.
This year saw 93 exhibitors coming together under one roof to promote their tertiary, vocational, technical as well as skills courses.
Petra Dancers raised the curtain at the launching ceremony on Feb 27. The dance troupe, managed by AwangArabieAwangBujang, delivered an exhilarating traditional and modern dance routines in front of more than 1, 000 people.
Talented performer Norafizah Busman then came on to deliver Michael Buble’s ‘Sway’, her single ‘SemarakRindu’, and ended her performance with Delta Goodrem’s ‘Together We Are One’.
Happenings at the seventh edition of BPIEF included live crossovers by Cats FM, with its Rangers describing the goings-on and distributing goody bags to attract listeners to the fair.
In line with BPIEF’s spirit of sharing and giving, Sarawak General Hospital set up their blood donating station and managed to collect 87 pints of blood at the two-day gathering.
BPIEF will be back again next year. Check out this website or fb.bpief.com to find out when and mark your calendars!