Azlan Othman, James Kon, Rokiah Mahmud, Izah Azahari & Daniel Lim
The third week of Ramadhan continues to see donations pouring in from individuals as well as the public and the private sector.
Aewon-Sherwood Protective Apparel (B) Sdn Bhd yesterday donated towards a collaborative project between Safety, Health and Environment National Authority (SHENA), the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and youth volunteers.
The donation – made in conjunction with World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 – comprised 90 pairs of PVC boots, 300 pairs of nitrile gloves, 500 face shields, 1,000 disposable aprons, 1,000 disposable shoe covers and 2,000 disposable face masks.
Aewon-Sherwood Protective Apparel (B) Sdn Bhd General Manager Justin Hong Ping Khiong handed over the donations to SHENA Chief Human Resources Officer Umi Khadijah binti Haji Mohd Zaini.
Umi Khadijah said SHENA has received an overwhelming amount of in-kind donations at both its drop-off points in Kuala Belait and in the capital, from companies and individuals wanting to contribute to the nation.
She said they are also looking to provide the personal protective equipment (PPE) to village heads and those in underserved areas, who play a major role at the frontlines in receiving travellers at the airport and sending them off to the isolation centre.
SHENA is grateful for Aewon’s support in providing PPE, specifically targetting their volunteers who are primarily youth.
Justin said Aewon-Sherwood Protective Apparel (B) Sdn Bhd supports SHENA’s vision to make Brunei a safe place to work and live in, and looks forward to future collaborations.
Meanwhile, the Mosque Affairs Department of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) received another donation from Wisa Enterprise in the form of 100 bottled hand spray and 520 face masks yesterday.
Wisa Enterprise Managing Director Hajah Juliana binti Haji Nawi handed over the donation to Acting Assistant Director of Mosque Affairs Pengiran Haji Haslin bin Pengiran Haji Ali. Donors and Mosque Affairs Department officials also attended.
The Temburong Police Station handed over donations to orphans under the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) in the Temburong District recently.
Acting Commanding Officer of Temburong Police District DSP Pengiran Saifuddin bin Pengiran Haji Yussof and police personnel assisted in the handing out of donations, which hope to raise the spirit of recipients in the run-up to the festivities.
Additionally, the first phase of ‘Projek Berbagi Rezeki KKBT McDonald’s Brunei: 1Meal 1Love’ packed meal distribution was held yesterday, involving members of the Youth Community Transformation Club (KKBT) of the Youth Centre and McDonald’s Brunei.
The project is a collaborative venture between the Department of Youth and Sports (JBS) and Community Development Department (JAPEM) of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS).
Through a McDonald’s campaign, 1,060 packed meals were collected in the first week of the campaign from May 4-10. For every meal purchased during the campaign, a packed meal set was channelled towards the project.
McDonald’s Marketing Manager Noor Hafilah binti Md Salleh handed over the donations to Youth Centre Supervisor Haji Mohammad Sofian bin Haji Amit during a ceremony at McDonald’s Brunei Lambak Kanan Drive-Thru yesterday.
The second phase of the project is scheduled for May 11-17. McDonald’s will promote three types of meals which the public can purchase to help families in need, with the offers available at all McDonald’s Brunei outlets.
The distribution of packed meals will be carried out in phases in the months of Ramadhan and Syawal, with targetted recipients to include the Welfare Home Complex (KRK) under JAPEM, fuel station attendants, construction workers and underprivileged groups.
Meanwhile, the Lotus Light Charity Society (LLCS) and Persatuan Kereta Tahan Lasak Brunei (PKTLB) recently continued their Ramadhan Charity Drive with the distribution of donations to underprivileged families in the Tutong and Brunei-Muara districts.
PKLTB Welfare Head Abidin bin Haji Musa and LLCS General Secretary Peng Eng Lee also participated in helping distribute the donations to 14 families from Kampong Benutan, Kampong Biong, Kampong Panchong, Kampong Belaban and Kampong Supon in the Tutong District, and 10 families from Kampong Batong in the Brunei-Muara District.
Like many others, Sayyidina Ali Secondary School (SMSA) is also demonstrating the spirit of giving, with its donation drive targetting orphans and less fortunate students.
The two-day event at its multi-purpose hall kicked off yesterday, with recipients receiving donations of basic necessities (including rice, sugar, salt, cooking oil, instant noodle, toiletries and laundry detergent), two green packets and mobile top-up cards.
The SMSA community and other individuals collectively chipped in towards the donation drive.
SMSA Deputy Principal (Administration) Hajah Mazizan binti Haji Mohammad, Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Chairman Nordin bin Haji Zainal and committee members attended the event.
SMSA Head of the Student’s Welfare Unit Suriani binti Md Yusuf said the first day of the event catered to the schools’ 31 orphan students, while the second day will see 51 students under the Miftahun Najaah Scheme receive their donations.
Recipient Nur Azmina binti Mohd Sabree was delighted with the donation, adding that the sense of unity and kindness in running the campaign could be felt by all recipients.