Imagine Sdn Bhd (imagine) with Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) celebrated 24 students who participated in the imagine x UBD Community Tuition Centre as part of a collaboration to assist financially-challenged students as they prepared for the end-of-year Primary School Assessment (PSR) examination in 2021.
With support from the village heads of Brunei-Muara Zone 5, school principals in the catchment area and the Pehin Khatib Abdullah Mosque in Kampong Kulapis, where the tuition centre was located, the initiative was formed to provide supplementary education twice a week, led by fresh graduates from Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education.
Acting Brunei-Muara District Officer Haji Amirol Hafidzin bin Haji Muhammad was the guest of honour, and presented certificates to the students, teachers, village heads, and the Imam of Pehin Khatib Abdullah Mosque, witnessed by parents and guardians, members of management from UBD and imagine.
UBD Vice-Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle and imagine Chief Executive Officer Suzannawati binti Haji Suharju were present.
Students under the programme also received shopping vouchers and food hampers while high performing students were presented with monetary rewards sponsored by the company.
The event also saw the presentation of monetary donations contributed by imagineers to two students who recently lost parents. The contribution was presented by the imagine CEO while imagine’s Vice President of Business Development and Partnership Haji Radziman bin Haji Abdul Rahman presented waqaf items to Imam Abdul Najib Syazwan as a token of the company’s appreciation for hosting the tuition centre.
The community project was launched in July 2021 but was abruptly moved online following the onset of Brunei’s second Covid-19 wave.
To facilitate ease of learning for the students, imagine powered the classes through the company’s mobile data plans that were also utilised to support the children’s online learning needs beyond the tuition classes.
The collaboration comes under the imagine x UBD memorandum of understanding partnership that includes cooperation in the areas of corporate social responsibility (CSR) among which encompasses education. This is in line with imagine’s CSR pillars alongside women and children, the underprivileged as well as health and wellness.