Creative individuals called to join 101 Tables project

Rokiah Mahmud

The Blue Raincoat Collective is inviting 101 creative-minded individuals to join its project, 101 Tables: A Community Giveback project. The project idea stemmed from unused school desks and chairs donated by Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah School (YSHHBS).

The project aims to upcycle, beautify and improve the chairs and tables to donate to underprivileged children from Kampong Bolkiah B, Kampong Ayer, in need of school essentials.

Project organiser Shinny said, “We came up with the initiative to see the school desks and chairs put back into use. They will be displayed in a free-to-public exhibition from March 1 to 14, after participants freely design them, before being distributed as study tables for 101 children in their homes.

“The exhibition will showcase the participants’ unique creations before being sent to their new home in Kampong Bokiah B,” she said.

She added that interested participants can bring home a table and chair at the Collective makerspace after registering and confirming their involvement in the project.

The Blue Raincoat has a long-term partnership with Ristaan Abadi Initiative, to work on supporting the community, in particular the Kampong Bolkiah B youth, and improving the lives of the Kampong Bolkiah residents for the long term.

They also renovated a residential unit area into a community centre, to be used to host workshops and upskilling events.

The press conference in session. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD