Ramadhan generosity shines

Daniel Lim

The spirit of giving continues into the second week of Ramadhan.

BR Trading Company Sdn Bhd, a local company based in the capital, donated COVID-19 protective essentials to nine schools, one of them being St George’s School.

BR Trading Company Sdn Bhd Director Dayangku Hajah Rasidah binti Pengiran Haji Mohd Salleh presented 2,000 disposable face masks and 36 bottles of Yinba antibacterial disposable gel to St George’s School Principal Janidi Jingan yesterday.

The company also contributed three Narutron LED TV 32’ and three Narutron stand fans. The TV sets will be used to display students’ progress and keep parents updated on school related news.

The masks will be distributed to students when school reopens, and the antibacterial gel dispensers will be placed in classrooms.

This donation is part of the company’s social responsibility initiatives to equip schools around the capital with items to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

ABOVE & BELOW: BR Trading Company Sdn Bhd and St George’s School officials with the donated items; and Institute of Brunei Technical Education Satellite Campus Principal Norjemee bin Jenek hands over a donation to a recipient. PHOTOS: IBTE JBC, KESAN, BR TRADING COMPANY SDN BHD

Packing meals for ‘A Special Ramadhan’ project
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show Persatuan Kemajuan Insan (KESAN) members and Jerudong International School (JIS) teaming up for the ‘A Special Ramadhan’ project

Meanwhile, the Core Studies Unit (CSU) at Institute of Brunei Technical Education Jefri Bolkiah Campus (IBTE JBC) held its ‘Projek Kasih 2020’ recently.

Nine IBTE JBC staff members and 11 students received donation of food and other essentials during a ceremony held at the campus on Tuesday.

The event began with a Doa recitation by Welfare Officer Md Aluddin bin Haji Yusof, followed by the handover of the donations by IBTE Satellite Campus Principal Norjemee bin Jenek.

Additionally, Persatuan Kemajuan Insan (KESAN) joined forces with Jerudong International School (JIS) last Sunday for a charity event dubbed ‘A Special Ramadhan,’ focussing on donating 100 Nasi Ayam Masak Merah packages to 24 orphans and their families. The KESAN Memberi 2020 programme was held at Shared Agribiz Kitchen of the Youth Centre in the capital. The two bodies collaborated to cook the hearty Nasi Ayam Masak Merah meals.

The event aimed to strengthen relations between youth and orphans in Brunei Darussalam; assist orphans and encourage them to participate actively in developing the country; to achieve inclusive youth development as outlined in the National Youth Policy and Strategy 2019 – 2035, which engages the youth in national development; and raise awareness among youth to show compassion towards orphans.

Precautionary measures were observed throughout the programme, by means of social distancing and wearing protective equipment.

Aziz bin Hasnan, who was in charge of the programme, said, “Due to the COVID-19 situation, social distancing and hygiene measures were top priority, and that meant only a small team was allowed to help prepare and package the meals. The lack of manpower was a challenge, however, that did not stop us from doing our best to give back to the community. We believe that together we can still do our part to help orphans and their families, while upholding our social responsibilities towards the safety of all.”