Twenty-one special needs students from various schools received specialised equipment to aid with their learning and mobility donated by the Junior School of Jerudong International School (JIS) during a student-led assembly at JIS Arts Centre yesterday.
Acting Deputy Head of the Special Education Unit Eddy Fazkin bin Haji Amdan was the guest of honour. Officers from the Special Education Unit from the Ministry of Education, JIS Junior School students and staff members were also present.
The equipment was purchased using JIS Junior School annual Fundraising Week’s proceed totalling BND13,000.
The event also saw a briefing by the student council on Fundraising Week activities and World in Union song performance.
JIS Junior School Head Paul Bannister said, “We talk a lot about achieving excellence in JIS. We expect our children to be not only academically excellent but also display excellence in the way they live their lives and make a positive impact on others.
He believed that “by contributing to the community and the needy, students will develop excellent characters from a very early age,” adding that, “Seeing the difference that they can make to help other children overcome challenges in their education really helps them to understand the benefits of giving to others.” Bannister also applauded the hard work and dedication shown by the students during the Fundraising Week.
“We are immensely proud of the Junior School children, parents and teachers for raising this money and we look forward to seeing how the learning resources we can now provide make a difference”.