Students donate to flood victims
STUDENTS from Brunei Polytechnic yesterday donated foodstuff to 30 flood victims in Kg Penapar and Kg Rambai of Tutong district.
The Brunei Polytechnic Student Council collaborated with the school’s computer networking and business finance groups to organise the charity project.
The students managed to raise over $1,000 in cash collections from about 500 students of the school. Several parents also contributed to the charitable cause by helping the students shop for the donation packs.
About 50 students delivered the assistance to the affected Tutong residents. Among the food items donated were ingredients such as cooking oil, onions, eggs, rice and salt.
Cash donations were also handed to two students of Brunei Polytechnic whose families were affected by severe flooding in previous weeks.
As the student council’s first project of the year, the initiative aimed to raise awareness in helping those in need and also strengthen ties with the community.
The aftermath of the flood was an opportunity for the students to get involved in charity work and also work on their team dynamics, a press release from the school said.
“We believe that it is really important to give back and play our part in the community,” Student Council President Ak Mohd Izwan Shafuan was quoted as saying in the statement.
Event Manager Mohd Akmal Hafizh commented that though time constraints were an issue, good teamwork was necessary for the event to be a success.
Last week, more than 50 students from Brunei Polytechnic’s Community Outreach Programme Squad (COPS) club assisted Penapar residents in cleaning up flood-affected homes.
Students from various institutions as well as volunteers from non-government organisations have been contributing their time and energy to help out those affected in the aftermath of some of the worst flooding experienced in Tutong in recent years.
The Brunei Times