Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, adopted a local primary school, SK Kitobu, Inanam, that is a 45-minute drive from the resort on March 2021 as part of the Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts’ Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Embrace.
In addition to the government syllabus for the young children, Kitobu Inanam Primary School provides academic programmes with social and emotional support for pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and Down Syndrome.
The two hundred and fifteen children attending the school come from impoverished families living in villages around the school. Most families there earn below MYR 1,000 a month.
During the five-year programme, the Resort will enhance some physical structures to provide a safe environment for its pupils and will add some essentials to existing facilities. Some key areas that require special attention include:
In line with our commitment to the conservation of biodiversity, we have launched Sanctuary, Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project.
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, has initiated a marine conservation programme to assist with the preservation and protection of the Tunku Abdul Marine Park, and help save fish species such as the clownfish. The resort is home to the Clownfish Discovery Centre which features three separate sections: the reef tank, the breeding tanks, the juvenile tanks and the touch tanks. It hopes to educate guests and the local community on the clownfish and many other marvelous marine species, as well as the threats that face them in the tropical waters where they live.