YASKA Vice Chair receives award

Aziz Idris

Deputy British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Natalie Gowers-Barnes presented the Commonwealth Point of Light certificate to Vice Chair of the Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) Tsara’Nawwarah binti Abdullah recently.

The senior occupational therapist at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital is the third Bruneian recipient of this award, which is recognition from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as the 106th Commonwealth Point of Light awardee for her exemplary work with YASKA.

A certificate signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth was presented to Tsara’Nawwarah.

Tsara’Nawwarah’s worked with YASKA since 2011 to provide vital welfare support to children with cancer including a pioneering residential activity camp for them to enjoy time outside the hospital. She also ensures that children are supported while in hospital, by partnering with the Ministry of Education to organise therapeutic play.

Deputy British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Natalie Gowers-Barnes and Vice Chair of The Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) Tsara’Nawwarah binti Abdullah in a group photo. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS