‘Golden Hearts’ open up to special needs students

|     Daniel Lim     |

BRUNEI LNG Sdn Bhd (Brunei LNG) staff members spent time together with the special needs students of Pusat Bahagia Eric Goh in Kuala Belait yesterday, taking part in games and activities with them to light up their day and handing over donations to the centre.

Organised by the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) function at Brunei LNG, the visit is one of the company’s many BLNGolden Hearts activities, an initiative to encourage staff to show care and appreciation towards the community they operate in through carrying out charitable activities in the lead up to the company’s 50th anniversary in December.

The group, led by Brunei LNG Head of Environmental Affairs Allysa Koh, was welcomed at the centre by its senior instructor Rafidah binti Hidup along with other instructors and staff members.

After learning more about the centre and its history through a presentation by Rafidah, the group presented the donations to the centre which comprised learning tools and school supplies contributed by Brunei LNG staff and the company’s business partners during a donation drive organised last June.

The donated items will be used in games and activities during the students’ classes to enhance their learning experience.

The Brunei LNG group with the instructors, staff members and special needs students of Pusat Bahagia Eric Goh in a group photo. – PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
Photos above & below show Brunei LNG staff members participate in games and activities with the special needs students

The Brunei LNG staff members also spent time interacting with the special needs students and participating in games and activities with them.

“We chose to organise the drive at Pusat Bahagia as our second BLNGolden Hearts activity as a way for us to better understand the pride and plight of the differently abled children in the Belait District,” said Allysa Koh.

“The idea is to spend some time interacting with them by playing together in games, readings and music activities, which is part of our diversity and inclusion principle at Brunei LNG.

“Carrying out these activities with the students also raises awareness and gives us a sense of appreciation about their contribution to society.” Prior to the visit, the Brunei LNG team organised a beach clean-up at Lumut Beach together with local environmental non-governmental organisation (NGO) Reef Check Brunei last month, their first BLNGolden Hearts activity.