Four-hundred-and-six orphans of Belait District received donations in the form of coupons for school essentials from Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) in a donation handover ceremony at the Kuala Belait Conference Hall yesterday.
The coupons, worth BND182,700 in total, were donated in preparation for the new academic year of 2020.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Abidin, who is also a member of the DANA Board of Trustees; and Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of DANA, presented the donations.
Legislative Council (LegCo) member Yang Berhormat Hanapi bin Mohd Siput, senior officers from the government sector and DANA were also present.
The ceremony started with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by Tahlil and Doa Arwah.
The ceremony continued with the handing of the donations in the form of coupons to the recipients registered under the Secretariat of DANA. Each received 16 coupons worth BND450.
The coupons can be used to buy school supplies at 25 stores across the nation.
The event concluded with the recitation of Doa Selamat. Similar events were held in the Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts earlier this week.