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Ma‘idatur Rahman Programme

Azlan Othman

The Ma‘idatur Rahman Programme, organised by As-Syahadah Muallaf Youth and Muallaf Mantap Programme participants in collaboration with the Secretariat of Youth Religious Programme under the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI), was carried out at the lobby of the Darul Huda Building, PDI recently.

The programme aimed to provide support to underprivileged Muslim converts in the form of basic necessities.

PDI Director Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh was the guest of honour.

The event commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, Sayyidul Istighfar and Doa by As-Syahadah Muallaf Youth committee member Muhammad Firas bin Kalong against diseases.

The event saw the handing over of basic food items by the guest of honour to As-Syahadah Muallaf Youth committee members and Muallaf Mantap Programme participants to be distributed to the needy.

Haji Abdul Rajid accompanied the delegation to Temburong District and provided aid to two families – Hafsah binti Abdullah’s family in Kampong Sibut and Arinah binti Abdullah Ambu’s family in Kampong Sumbiling Lama.

Some 50 Muslim convert families nationwide have received assistance – 15 in Brunei-Muara District, 15 in Tutong District, 10 in Temburong District and 10 in Belait District.

PDI Director Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh hands over a donation to a family. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

SOAS College

Rokiah Mahmud

The Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien College (SOASC), through its Science Department, conducted the Al’amal Lil Amal Project aimed at raising awareness among SOASC members on the sharing of rizq.

Some 110 underprivileged students received Ramadhan packs hoped to ease their financial burden while aiding them in upcoming festive preparations.

SOASC Acting Principal Mohamed Santra bin Haji Bolhasan presented the contributions to the students.

SOASC Acting Principal Mohamed Santra bin Haji Bolhasan presents a contribution. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Kampong Lumut Village Consultative Council

Daniel Lim

The Kampong Lumut Village Consultative Council presented alms to the less fortunate on Sunday as part of its annual project to mark the holy month of Ramadhan.

Conducted in collaboration with AiShafikah, 70 residents of the village received alms, comprising basic necessities. Among them were 43 orphans and 37 needy senior citizens and residents.

Acting Village Head of Kampong Lumut Pengiran Ahmad bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, as well as AiShafikah managers Shahidah binti Haji Saadi and Saburudeen bin Syed Mohamed were also present, joined by Kampong Lumut Village Consultative Council members.

Recipients at the event. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM

Anthony Abell College Seria

Daniel Lim

Anthony Abell College (AAC) Seria held a drive-through donation for 40 orphans at the school yesterday, as part of an initiative to mark Ramadhan through helping those in need.

Conducted in collaboration with the Brunei Council on Social Welfare, the Mukim Seria Mukim and Village Consultative Council and the school’s parents and teachers association (PIBG), the event saw cash donations as well as food items being distributed to the students.

The donations were collected from organising groups as well as parents of the school and village residents.

Acting Penghulu of Mukim Seria and Kampong Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria Village Head Haji Saidin bin Haji Ibrahim participated in the event.

Acting Penghulu of Mukim Seria and Kampong Lorong Tiga Selatan Seria Village Head Haji Saidin bin Haji Ibrahim presents a donation to a student. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
Cars at the drive-through event


Progresif Sdn Bhd

James Kon

The first of two groups of volunteers from Progresif Sdn Bhd participated in the annual Social Kitchen Community initiative at Crust and Crumbs Kitchen in Serusop recently.

The Social Kitchen Community enables low-income families, particularly single mothers, to cook and sell home-cooked meals at events or donations nationwide. The initiative is a social venture seeking to find specific skills for the socioeconomically challenged that can be transformed into entrepreneurship.

Progresif’s Chief Executive Officer Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar and staff helped to prepare 200 packed meals for distribution to low socio-economic communities.

The second group of Progresif volunteers will continue the following week, providing a total of 400 packed meals for distribution in the Ramadhan Social Kitchen Community this year.

“This year, Society for Community Outreach and Training’s Social Kitchen Community initiative is aiming for a #4000mealschallenge to be distributed throughout Ramadhan.

“Through our corporate social responsibility, we will continue providing a helping hand in support of community endeavours,” said Hajah Nurul Haniah.

Progresif Chief Executive Officer Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Jaafar and Progresif staff prepare packed meals. PHOTO: PROGRESIF

Royal Brunei Culinary

James Kon

In efforts to aid the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Royal Brunei Culinary (RBC) donated BND616 to the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday.

The contribution, which was part of RBC’s corporate social responsibility, was collected in the Virtual Culinary Journey; Cooking with Seoul For Covid-19 Relief Fund.

Meanwhile, those wishing to contribute can contact the MoH Emergency Operation Centre at 7295712.

Acting Director of Administration and Finance Haji Kamarul Azam bin Haji Mohamad receives a donation from Royal Brunei Culinary. PHOTO: RBC

Dcon Sdn Bhd

James Kon

Dcon Sdn Bhd contributed 10,000 Fluorecare SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid test (ART) kits to the Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility with support from the manufacturer Shenzhen Microprofit Biotech Co Ltd, China.

Acting Director of Administration and Finance Haji Kamarul Azam bin Haji Mohamad received the donations on behalf of the MoH from Dcon Sdn Bhd representatives Wong Ka Min and Arinahwati binti Haji Sanif.

“We hope the ART kits can assist the MoH with the processing of COVID-19 swab tests, and look forward to contributing more in the future,” said Wong.

He also conveyed the company’s appreciation to the Embassy of China in Brunei Darussalam and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products for the help and support.

“We are honoured to give back to the society. This would not have been possible without support from clients,” added Arinahwati.

Acting Director of Administration and Finance Haji Kamarul Azam bin Haji Mohamad receives a donation from Dcon Sdn Bhd representatives Wong Ka Min and Arinahwati binti Haji Sanif. PHOTO: DCON SDN BHD

Japan Brunei Friendship Association

The Japan Brunei Friendship Association (JBFA) donated 11 books to Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) during a ceremony at the university’s library recently.

Country Representative of Mitsubishi Corporation Tadashi Hara on behalf of JBFA, and UBD Library Acting Chief Librarian and Head of Administration Dayangku Noraini binti Pengiran Haji Idris handed over the books to Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra.

The collection of 11 books is part of the Japanese Grammar Dictionary Series. The dictionary-style grammar guide series consists of separate volumes: Basic Dictionary, Intermediate Dictionary, Advance Dictionary and Kanji Dictionary.

Country Representative of Mitsubishi Corporation Tadashi Hara presents a book to Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Pengiran Dr Mohammad Iskandar bin Pengiran Haji Petra. PHOTO: UBD
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