| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
THE Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah through the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) yesterday received funds raised from the SMS Brunei Prihatin for the DANA 2018-2019 at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Complex in the capital.
From the SMS Brunei Prihatin for the DANA 2018-2019 which ran for 67 days from November 26, 2018 to January 31, 2019, the fund collected from members of the public amounted to BND56,116.
The guest of honour was Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, in his capacity as the Chairman of the DANA Board of Trustees.
Acting Chief Executive Officer of DANA Ahmad Jefri bin Abdul Rahman said since its establishment 21 years ago, DANA has received an amazing support from the community which enabled the DANA Secretariat to organise several schemes and projects, specially to look after the welfare of the orphans.
He also updated that the number of orphans registered with DANA up until the end of June 2019 is 3,631 orphans.
BND45,223 from the donations were collected through DST subscribers. While, BND10,893 were collected through Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd subscribers.
Assistant General Manager for DST Corporate Services Hajah Ramlah binti Haji Rabaha presented BND20,000 to DANA. Head of Administration Officer of Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd Nurul Haniah binti Jaafar presented BND5,000.
The guest of honour received the funds during the ceremony.