Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) donated 42 laptops to the Ministry of Education (MoE) to facilitate the transition to online learning and support students facing difficulty with access to laptops.
A string of efforts is in place to lessen the burden of the nation impacted by COVID-19.
Prior to online learning and studying from home, BSP had already donated over 85 laptops to local schools in Brunei Darussalam.
The donation is part of the #BSPCares initiative, a company-led movement aimed to provide meaningful support to the community during this difficult time.
The refurbished laptops have been fully tested by BSP’s IT team. The laptops come fully installed with the latest operating systems and are equipped with Microsoft Suite for e-learning courtesy of DXC Technology Brunei and Microsoft Brunei.
BSP Commercial Director Hajah Farida binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Talib presented the donation on behalf of BSP to Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman during a ceremony at the MoE yesterday.
Deputy Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof and BSP Chief Information Officer Haji Malai Anwar Hussain bin Haji Syed Ahmad Hussin attended.
“It is important that education continues for the students, even if they are at home. They need to have access to the Internet and join their peers in online learning. We hope that this contribution can help ease their worries and motivate them to strive and remain positive at this time,” said Haji Malai Anwar Hussain.
Other initiatives have also been carried out by BSP staff who connected with schools to provide a range of school supplies as part of the #BSPCares initiative.