| Aziz Idris |
BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) is throwing its full support behind Asari Rashid – otherwise known as ‘Arctic Asari,’ the man who braved the Arctic Tundra to become the first Bruneian to participate in the Polar Circle Marathon.
Through the A’dvocating Life-Long Learning for An Aspiring Future (ALAF) Programme,’ BIBD aims to raise awareness and develop a community that cares, while playing its role as an integral, strong partner to the community. This partnership looks to encourage positive influence and inspire others to support similar awareness raising efforts.
Asari is an epileptic PhD student from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom and a lecturer at Institut Teknologi Brunei. He ran the Polar Circle Marathon, participating in the Polar Bear Challenge, which tested his ability to run both the marathon and a half-run within the two days of competition.
The Polar Circle Marathon included a classic 42.195km marathon and a half marathon. The marathon was held in the worst running condition of under -20°C in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland for two consecutive days.
To further support the aspiration of this programme and to enable deserving students to pursue their education and dreams, the public is welcome to provide contributions with a minimum of $1.01 via the bank’s e-banking channels – BIBD Online, BIBD Mobile or any BIBD ATM.
The public can also use the standing instruction function in their account to provide a continuous donation stream into the ALAF account at 1018181811.