| Khal Baharulalam |
THE National Anti-Drug Association of Brunei Darussalam (BASMIDA) continues to strive towards helping those under rehabilitation to start their lives anew.
With support from organisations such as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), BASMIDA yesterday held a closing ceremony for a sewing course.
The course saw participation from five ladies under BASMIDA, integrated as part of their rehabilitation process in acquiring marketable skills in both the private and government sectors.
At the certificate presentation ceremony held at the Star Lodge Hotel in Jerudong yesterday, BASMIDA President cum Event Chairperson, Datin Hajah Masni binti Haji Ali, stressed the significance of continually conducting courses such as these, noting that even the most basic skills are highly marketable amongst the local industry.
Through such programmes, individuals who had undergone rehabilitation should cling on to the optimism of being able to start anew.
Being a non-profit organisation, BASMIDA serves its purpose with preventive drug education amongst the community, as well as easing individuals through their rehabilitation.
This was evident at the lunch reception held yesterday whereby Datin Hajah Masni lauded the progress of these individuals throughout the course, which began June this year.
The ceremony yesterday saw the attendance of Labour Department’s Acting Commissioner, Haji Rani bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Yusof, as guest of honour – who later presented the certificates to the five ladies who completed their sewing course.
This was followed by the presentation of appreciation letters to representatives from the NCB as well as committee members of the BASMIDA Sewing Course. The BASMIDA president later handed over a memento to the guest of honour.
The event closed with a Dikir performance by female members of BASMIDA, followed by refreshments.