Bringing smiles to 50 children

Azlan Othman

A total of 50 children registered under the Community Development Department (JAPEM) received donations in the form of vouchers for school essentials worth BND100 from JAPEM, in collaboration with Total E&P Borneo BV, in a ceremony at Darul Imtiyaz of Pusat Bahagia in Kampong Pulaie yesterday.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin was the guest of honour.

Permanent Secretary (Community and Culture) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Hajah Nor Ashikin binti Haji Johari and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Community) Saidah binti Haji Wahid, General Manager of Total E&P Borneo BV Nicolas Wawresky and Corporate Services Manager Harina binti Ramlee along with other senior management were also present.

Head of Religious Teacher at the Welfare Home Complex Mohd Shahrin bin Sulaiman led the event with the recitation of Surah al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat, followed by a speech from Harina who urged the students to step up their efforts to study hard and emphasized on education.

The donation was also a part of Total E&P Borneo BV’s commitment in contributing to the community, especially for children.

The provision of such assistance is highly encouraged and philanthropists are welcome to contribute to care for the welfare and well-being of children in need in the country.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin presenting a donation to a recipient. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR