Bringing cheer to the underprivileged

Daniel Lim

Scout leaders and members of the Girls and Women Section of the Brunei Darussalam Scouts Association (PPNBD) and the Belait District Scouts Association (PPDB) visited several underprivileged communities for the first phase of Jalinan Kasih project in Belait District yesterday.

Scout Commissioner of the Girls and Women Section and the Rover Section Commissioner of the PPNBD Hajah Norrahmat binti Haji Sidin and Acting Belait District Scout Commissioner of the PPDB Mohamad Hatta bin Haji Suhaili supervised the project.

The group visited to six residences in RPN Kampong Pandan, RPN Kampong Panaga, Lorong 3 Selatan in Seria and Jalan Pantai in Lumut, where they distributed basic necessities to orphans, senior citizens and destitute families.

Apart from distributing daily necessities, the visits were hoped to provide more details about the recipients’ daily concerns, which could be conducive to further plans for projects of a similar scope.

According to the PPDB, the second phase of the Jalinan Kasih project will be held during Ramadhan, to help ease the burdens of the less fortunate during the holy month.

Scout leaders and members present a donation to a family in Belait District. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
ABOVE & BELOW: Scout members unloading basic necessities from a van; and scout members with an underprivileged family