| James Kon |
FIVE underprivileged students from Nakhoda Ragam Vocational School (SVNR) and another four from Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College (MTSSR) are now better equipped to excel in their studies after BAG Networks yesterday donated nine laptops to both higher learning institutions in hope of helping the students.
The contribution of the laptops, which is in line with BAG Networks’ efforts to give active support for youth development was presented by Hjh Siti Rozana binti Dato Paduka Hj Md Yunos, Head of Corporate Services and Rachel Chew, Financial Controller of BAG Networks.
On hand to receive the laptops on behalf of their students were Pg Hjh Hamidah binti Pg Hj Hidup, Principal of SVNR and Fatmah Hj Mahadi, a representative of MTSSR’s principal.
Hjh Siti Rozana binti Dato Paduka Hj Md Yunos said, “One of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in BAG Networks is the development of youth to make the best people they can be, so we are pleased to support technical students who are financially disadvantaged and yet endeavour to excel in their studies.”
Pg Hjh Hamidah binti Pg Hj Hidup and Fatmah Hj Mahadi, both agreed that the laptops are very important tools for the students to carry out research work. Principal of SVNR said, “Conducting research online is the current trend in education and the laptops will be a vital equipment especially for underprivileged students who are taking Interior Design courses.”
Meanwhile, Fatmah Hj Mahadi, a representative of MTSSR added, “The laptop is crucial for the students to conduct their own research.”
Both educators also conveyed their gratitude to BAG Networks for the generosity hoping that the company’s gesture will inspire other private sectors to come forward to help underprivileged students.
BAG Network has supported many students and youth initiatives. One such example is the Most Progressive Student Award they sponsored during the Institut Teknologi Brunei’s convocation recently.