Help arrives for students, families

Lyna Mohamad

School items, stationery and basic necessities were handed over to 100 students and 60 families in the Tutong and Belait districts over the weekend, in a joint charity ride between Jeep Owners Group Brunei (JOGB) and Amal Jariah Group. The Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) initiative aims to help the less fortunate new converts.

The PDI delegation led the ride, headed by PDI Acting Director Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abd Kahar.

Abdul Aziz thanked JOGB and Amal Jariah Group for their contribution and efforts in reaching out to the new converts. He also acknowledged the support provided by Goh Hock Kee Motors and Bengawan Murni Beverages and Manufacturing (B) Sdn Bhd.

The 14-vehicle convoy helped with transporting Amal Jariah members to the designated remote villages in the two districts, unloading the donations.

The convoy met at the Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Mosque in Jerudong, before heading to Kampong Panchong Primary School in Tutong where they were welcomed by the headmaster and teaching staff.

A student with her school items
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show the presentation of donations. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD

Abdul Aziz, Head of Muallaf Development at PDI Dr Hajah Rohanita binti Haji Yaakub and representatives from JOGB, Amal Jariah, GHK Motors and Bengawan Murni handed over the contributions to the selected students and their families.

Next, the convoy headed to Kampong Bukit Primary School to hand out contributions, before embarking on a 40-minute off-road ride to the multipurpose hall of Kampong Merangking in Kuala Belait. The Amal Jariah Group distributed packed lunch, before the schooling items and basic necessities were handed out to underprivileged converts from the village and its surrounding areas.

The contribution serves to motivate students to excel in their education and prepare them for the new academic year.

The joint charity ride by JOGB and Amal Jariah Group aimed to assist the poor and needy, underprivileged and new converts in the Tutong, Temburong and Belait districts.