Belait’s new converts receive basic necessities

Daniel Lim

The Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and BDO, a Belait-based audit firm, held a Day of Action (DOA) programme aimed at encouraging the spirit of volunteerism.

The programme provided a platform for volunteerism to be conducted to help lessen the burden of those in need, especially families of new converts in the Belait District.

Belait District Officer Ramlee bin Haji Jamudin was the guest of honour at the Sunday event at the Belait District Youth Centre. BDO partner Sylvester Leong and members of BDRCS and BDO also attended.

The event started with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah.

Ramlee handed over basic necessities to 10 less fortunate new converts registered under the Belait District Dakwah Unit. The contributions were the results of public donations to the BRC Food Bank, conducted as part of Program Ikhlas 13.0. Meanwhile, Leong handed out the BDO School Aid (a BND100 voucher for school equipment) to 20 less-fortunate students (classified under Miskin Asnaf Muallaf) in the Belait District.

Leong said the BDO aid is part of the company’s social corporate responsibility (CSR) and that it was its first time conducting a charitable activity with BDRCS.

The DOA was held in conjunction with International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2020.

Belait District Officer Ramlee bin Haji Jamudin hands over a bag of rice. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
BDO partner Sylvester Leong hands over a donation