THE Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) was established as a charitable platform and for donation from His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and members of the royal family as a sign of the caring attitude of the benevolent ruler to the people while at the same time to shape a prosperous and peaceful society.
In line with the policy and the objectives of YSHHB to look after the welfare and prosperity of the people and as a show of concern towards the educational needs of underprivileged children, YSHHB yesterday handed over contributions to needy families.
In supporting the educational requirements of the underprivileged children, the contributions were in the form of BND60 and BND20 coupons for the purchase of exercise books and school equipment.
Some 186 students from Selangan, Negalang, Piasau-Piasau, Sultan Hassan Bangar, Puni, Labu Eastate, Selapon, Rataie and Sultan Hashim Batu Apoi primary schools received the contributions.
Present to hand over the contributions to the principals of the primary schools was Hjh Donnaliza binti Abdullah Puasa, Assistant Managing Director of YSHHB.
The contributions were aimed to lessen the burden of the underprivileged family expenditure in the provision of school items for next year’s school session. It is also hoped that such contributions would bring greater benefits to the students and encourage them to enhance their achievement at school as well as bring awareness to the community to jointly care about the welfare of the underprivileged.
Also present were Othman bin Bolhassan, Senior Education Officer in the Temburong District, as well as officers and staff of the Department of Schools, Ministry of Education.