The Australian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam joined the Society for Community Outreach and Training’s (SCOT) Social Kitchen programme to donate 500 meals to COVID-19 frontliners and vulnerable communities.
Through the Social Kitchen programme, SCOT is aiming to donate 3,000 meals during Ramadhan. Launched in January, the Social Kitchen programme involves single mothers with business and marketing skills, while at the same time providing them an opportunity to earn an income.
“The Australian Government has a steadfast and ongoing commitment to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, particularly in our Indo-Pacific region. Investing in women’s economic empowerment through programmes such as this sets a direct path towards achieving gender equality,” said Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Nicola Rosenblum.
“I commend the impressive work by the Government of Brunei Darussalam to stem the spread of COVID-19 here. As we all battle to address the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been touched to see communities both at home in Australia and in Brunei Darussalam coming together to support each other. I am pleased Australia can collaborate with inspirational women and organisations such as SCOT to support COVID-19 frontliners and other vulnerable communities. I encourage others to get involved in SCOT’s Social Kitchen Programme and the Ramadhan Charity Drive too,” she said.
Rosenblum yesterday joined Social Kitchen programme participants to prepare meals for the frontliners and vulnerable communities.