SCOT Run 2k15 to eradicate poverty
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
A TOTAL of 1,545 running enthusiasts at the Taman Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien yesterday to support and help with the charity fundraiser organised by the Society for Community Outreach & Training (SCOT).
The aim of the charity run was in line with the non-government organisation (NGO) in fighting poverty in the sultanate as well as other countries in this region.
Participating in the ‘SCOT Run 2k15’ was the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman.
The run started off with the 10km flag off followed by the five kilometre and the three kilometre categories. Carrying the theme “With Hope, With Passion, With Knowledge. You can Make a Difference” the event focused on the ongoing SCOT Education Project as the main benefactor for the donations collected. Speaking to The Brunei Times on the agenda of yesterday runs was the Project Manager of SCOT, Noor Faezatul Iradah Md Ali said that the run was their first fundraiser for its educational project.
“This year, we are raising funds for the SCOT Education Project, so what we do in the project is helping the underprivileged youth, to motivate, teach and to build their confidence,” said Noor Faezatul Iradah.
The Education Project is aimed at facilitating English study at the Youth Development Centre as well as other countries such as Cambodia for a duration of 11 weeks.
Meanwhile, participating in the 10 kilometre run was the US Ambassador to Brunei, Craig B Allen who expressed his astonishment of the active participation of the youth in organising the event and having a heart in reducing the problems of poverty.
“The concept and objective of SCOT was really admirable, something I personally like to support, to help people to eradicate the poverty through education, teaching and learning. The event saw 12 winners under five and 10 kilometers categories received cash prizes and medals presented by the permanent secretary of MCYS, Dato Paduka Dr Hj Affendy Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Paduka Hj Abidin.
The Brunei Times