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Ramadhan ignites passion for charity

Lyna Mohamad & Rokiah Mahmud

Sixteen underprivileged families received donations from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Secondary School yesterday.

The school’s Projek Kongsi Rezeki is an annual activity held during Ramadhan to honour the holy month and aims to alleviate the burden of underprivileged families and aid in their preparations for the Hari Raya celebrations.

The programme was launched in 2012 and has been held every year since, with the exception of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The donations were handed over in a drive-through at the school’s main gate.

Eight recipients were from families of students at Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Secondary School while the remaining were from Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School.

ABOVE & BELOW: Volunteers carrying out YSHHB’s Ramadhan charity project. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD & SYABABUL IMAN

Volunteers from Maju Motors Sdn Bhd load contributions for the underprivileged
ABOVE & BELOW: Members of the Syababul Iman Group of Sultan Sharif Ali Mosque deliver food packs to underprivileged families

YSHHB principal Chong Li Chen said despite being challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to curb the virus by the authorities have allowed students to return to in-person classes.

She said this enabled the students to carry out this year’s charity project, adding that parents have contributed to the donation of basic necessities such as rice, sugar and canned food.

On Friday, 15 restaurants participated in a Ramadhan charity drive organised by the Syababul Iman Group of Sultan Sharif Ali Mosque in Kampong Sengkurong.

The participating restaurants included HTC Restaurants, Soto Haji Tuah Restaurant, Shahzad Restaurant, Pondok Sari Wangi Restaurant and Raziqin Restaurant. The charity drive provided packed meals to over 50 families living in Mukim Sengkurong, with each receiving five meal packs.

The programme aimed at inculcating a sense of care among youth, ease burdens shouldered by senior citizens and the poor in preparing for sungkai while promoting teamwork among its committee members.

On Thursday, 20 underprivileged families in Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait districts received basic necessities and household items in a Ramadhan charity drive organised by Maju Motors Sdn Bhd.

The event was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and sought to ease the burdens of the underprivileged during Ramadhan and help in their preparation for the month of Syawal. The charity drive was aided by Lugu Garage Service and Performance and their 4X4 vehicles.