| Lyna Mohamad |
CONTRIBUTORS and partners of the Bina Ukhwah Project received their certificates of appreciation in a ceremony held yesterday at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex in the capital.
Project Advisor/ Co-founder Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar bin Pengiran Haji Sellahhuddin presented the certificates.
Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar expressed his appreciation to INTANMAS Corporation, LSL Metal, Arkitek Rekajaya, NAH Survey and Geomatics Services for helping to provide better housing for the family of Haji Ahmad bin Haji Ismail.
The project was established in 2017 where a group of university students and graduates joined hands in repairing the dilapidated house of a family in Kampong Lamunin, with initial financial backing from Lily Imani Enterprise.
Following contributions from the above companies, the house was completed last year at an estimated cost of BND10,000.
The project also officially launched its ‘Community of Doing Good’, a platform that unites companies and contributors that have contributed their assets and energy towards empowering the underprivileged community.
“The project is a solid proof of the active involvement of corporates and individuals joining hands with the community to help underprivileged families and the best example for companies and communities in instilling the ‘Community of Doing Good’ concept,” said Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar.
He said the project also witnessed the efforts of over 200 volunteers, while also helping four impoverished families to generate their own income through the Family Empowerment and Economic Development.
It has also successfully trained 80 youth in terms of self-development skills, and distributed food supplies for impoverished families in all four districts.
“Their enthusiasm and acts of charity will continuously develop and motivate them to continuously render their community services,” said Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar.
“It is also hoped to inspire other companies and members of the public will see them as role models that are always focussed on aspects of humanity and responsibility towards the community.”