School aims for community service

|     Ishan Ibrahim     |

PENGIRAN Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School launched a community outreach project that aims to expose Year 10 students to the social and public needs in the country, instil a sense of giving back to the community and gain work experience.

Cikgu Hajah Zaiton binti Haji Damit, the Acting Head of the Counselling and Career Guidance Unit, Department of Schools, Ministry of Education, was the guest of honour.

The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa, followed by welcoming remarks by Cikgu Hajah Norwen binti Haji Brahim, the school’s Principal.

In her remarks, Cikgu Hajah Norwen said the community outreach project aims to create early exposure to the participating students to embrace the culture of volunteerism that will help the community and to enrich themselves with an invaluable experience.

She said this will help in the school’s aim of producing students with leadership qualities and a sense of duty.

The project involves community services or volunteerism enabling the students to acquire life skills and knowledge, along with helping those in need. The school also believes that being involved in the community will not only make a difference to the organisation and people it helps, but also enhance students’ career prospects by acquiring work-related skills and networking with potential future employers.

The community outreach project involves 140 Year 10 students from the school and will run until September.

Twelve associations and volunteer agencies are also involved in the programme.

Hajah Norwen binti Haji Brahim, the Principal of Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School, delivering her welcoming remarks
Students of Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School at the event
A volunteers’ organisation explaining their community service to a visitor. – PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI