Nationwide book donation drive to help needy students

Daniel Lim & Wani Roslan

To ensure that less fortunate students are provided adequate supplies in their academic journey, Community Section of the Youth Volunteers Group held a nationwide Booksneries Donation Drive.

Head of Operations (Community Section) of the Youth Volunteer Group Mohammad Ashmeer s/o Imtiaz Ahmad said donated books and stationery will be distributed to students from underprivileged families.

He said the donations included story books, religious books, textbooks, dictionaries, guidebooks, journals, pens and marker pens.

“This donation drive not only reduces the burden of students but also teachers. Some schools require teachers to use their own supplies and if we can provide them stationery, it would reduce their financial burden.”

He said the three-day donation drive received encouraging response and hopes for more contributions today, the last day of the activity.

In Belait District, the drive was held at the Belait Youth Centre at Jalan Bunga Rambai.

Assistant Chief Liaison Officer 1 (Belait District) Haji Abdul Afiq bin Zainuddin said the donation was conducted with the aid of the Department of Schools to screen the books collected and identifying recipients. He said other than books, they also welcomed donation in the form of information technology (IT) products.

The book collection ends at 4.30pm today.

Booksneries Donation Drive was also held in Youth Centres in Tutong and Temburong districts.

Volunteers sort books during the donation drive in Brunei-Muara District. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR
Youth volunteers sort books during the donation drive in Belait District. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM