Campaign focusses on inclusivity

Aziz Idris

Qudoz Event Management officially launched the Brunei Unified Vol 2 at The Airport Mall yesterday.

President of the Council for the Welfare of Persons with Different Abilities (MKOKU) and Senior Trustee of Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Alimin bin Haji Abdul Wahab officiated alongside representatives from various associations.

Themed Mata Hati, the campaign is aimed at increasing the competence of the local community, especially people with different abilities.

It also strived to answer the call to achieve Brunei Vision 2035’s goal of excellent quality of life and increase public awareness on the life of people with different abilities.

The three-day campaign, held in conjunction with 37th National Day celebration and the school holidays, is a collaborative effort between Jerudong Park Medical Centre, Islamic Da’wah Centre, volunteers from Community Development Department (JAPEM), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and the Senior Citizen Associations.

At the opening day, organisers distributed 300 trays of eggs and 300 ice creams to visitors who joined the activities.

Meanwhile, 27 pints of blood were collected during a blood donation drive held as part of the campaign at The Airport Mall on Friday.

The organiser thanked the donors, and added that, “anybody can donate blood, from young adults to the elderly between 18 and 60 years. Blood donation saves lives. A single pint can save three lives”.

As a show of appreciation, donors were also rewarded a tray of eggs.

President Council for the Welfare of Persons with Different Ability (MKOKU) and Senior Trustee of Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Mariam Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Alimin bin Haji Abdul Wahab officiates the campaign
Donors at the blood drive. PHOTOS: AZIZ IDRIS & QUDOZ