The SMS Brunei Prihatin for the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA) 2021-2022 has raised BND262,712 since its launch on December 15, 2021 to June 15, 2022.
Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, as Chairman of the DANA Board of Trustees, received the fund during a ceremony at An-Naura Hall of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex in the capital yesterday.
Three telecommunication companies – Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd (DST), Progresif Sdn Bhd and imagine Sdn Bhd – provided short-message-services for subscribers to contribute without charge.
Radio Television Brunei (RTB), Information Department and Mosque Affairs Department channelled the information to the public through its radio and television networks, government official newspaper (Pelita Brunei) and Friday sermons.
DST Chief Executive Officer Radin Sufri bin Radin Basiuni presented a mock cheque amounting to BND236,780 and handed over DST’s contribution amounting to BND10,000. Progresif Head of Legal and Compliance Abdul Hakeem bin Haji Basir delivered a mock cheque for BND23,044 and later handed over the public contribution through donation boxes allocated at Progresif counters amounting to BND2,837.30.
Meanwhile, a contribution of BND2,888 was received from imagine subscribers with the mock cheque presented by Vice-President of Business Development and Partnership Haji Radziman bin Haji Abdul Rahman. He also presented a contribution amounting to BND1,126 raised from the ‘A-Dollar-A-Cheer’ charitable programme contributed during the month of Syawal in 1443 Hijrah.