The Brunei Council on Social Welfare (MKM) received a donation of 750 antigen rapid test (ART) kits from the Young Executive Programme Cohort-5 (YEP-5) and Cohort-6 (YEP-6) at the MKM Office in Kampong Anggerek Desa.
The donation, presented to MKM Brunei Vice-President 1 Hajah Juhana binti Haji Mohd Jaya, aimed to support the council’s efforts in aiding vulnerable and underprivileged families in the Sultanate, especially those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The YEP is a flagship programme of the Civil Service Leadership Pipeline developed to produce competent and capable leaders towards achieving civil service excellence.
“The ART kits will be distributed to our clients at the beginning of Ramadhan, together with the iftar food programme for 15 days of Ramadhan,” said Hajah Juhana.
MKM will hold its annual iftar food distribution for the needy in Brunei and Bangladesh, with the hope of distributing iftar food to 750 recipients in Brunei for 15 days of Ramadhan and to 1,000 recipients in Bangladesh throughout the month.
“We are currently fundraising for the iftar project. An iftar food pack in Brunei costs BND3 while in Bangladesh it costs BND1.50,” said Hajah Juhana.