Donation to provide school with incentives

James Kon

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Brunei Darussalam Representative Andrew Lee paid a visit to Chung Hwa Middle School Bandar Seri Begawan (CHMS BSB) last Saturday.

CHMS BSB’s Board of Directors Vice Chairman Lim Ming Kiat and Principal Kho Guik Lan received the donation comprising laptop computers, books, board games and Lunar New Year lanterns.

Members of the Board of Directors and the school’s teachers were also present.

Lee in his remarks, extended his gratitude to the school for the hospitality shown over the past year as well as his admiration and respect for the vision upheld by the school and its achievement since the establishment of the school in 1922.

He also highlighted the pivotal role of Chung Hwa schools in teaching and promoting the Chinese language, Chinese traditions, and higher education for the last half century.

The TECO, he said, is pleased “to be part of the concerted effort with the CHMS school system and local community in ensuring and promoting quality education.

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Brunei Darussalam Representative Andrew Lee and Chung Hwa Middle School Bandar Seri Begawan (CHMS BSB) Board of Directors Vice Chairman Lim Ming Kiat joining the kindergarten students in a painting activity. PHOTO: TECO

“The handover of these teaching materials and equipment also aims to provide an incentive and a learning environment for students”.

Lee also praised the large number of graduates from CMHS BSB for forming the backbone of the society and the cradle of Brunei’s elites since its founding, now entering its 99th year.

Over the past year, the world has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The outbreak, he said, “has made a serious impact on people’s daily life, trade and economic activities around the world, and even the teaching routines at schools.

“The CHMS BSB has adopted swift and effective actions to strengthen its prevention measures in facing unprecedented challenges.

“Teachers have developed new techniques and created a new way of online teaching to interact with the students.

“The school has kept on demonstrating its outstanding performance, resulting in being awarded honours of Microsoft Showcase School for the seventh consecutive year and selected as one of the top 100 schools in the world to showcase their educational innovations at World Education Week in 2020.

Lee also toured the Kindergarten section of the school and joined the students in folks art paper-cutting as well as painting relating to the Year of the Ox, accompanied by Vice Chairman Lim and Principal Kho.