The Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam (PPPBD) donated to a total of 28 students from five primary schools during a PPPBD Back to School Donation Handover Ceremony held at the PPPBD Headquarters in Kampong Anggerek Desa yesterday.
The PPPBD Chief Commissioner Hajah Siti Hafsah binti Haji Abdul Halim handed over the donations. PPPBD Deputy Chief Commissioner Hajah Viviyanti binti Haji Ali, assistant chief commissioners, commissioners and members of PPPBD, as well as school principals, representatives, senior teachers and teachers were present.
Opening the event was a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by the PPPBD Spiritual Commissioner Hajah Fatimah binti Haji Abdul Ghani, followed by the donation handover.
The five primary schools were Kampong Mata – Mata Primary School, Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School, Berakas Garrison Primary School, Delima Satu Primary School and Haji Mohammad Jaafar Maun Kiulap Primary School, which received cash donations for the students to purchase school supplies.
The event aimed to lessen the burden of families and children in need of aid in aspects of school necessities and supplies, as well as to expose members to a voluntary community service culture and to enhance their sense of identity, on top of strengthening the bonds between members of the association.