Sg Tali School reaches out to community

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BELAIT

SUNGAI Tali School yesterday hosted 60 retail and educational booths as part of its annual community outreach programme aimed at raising the school’s profile.

Chairperson of this year’s programme Zeti Yusrina Jaludin told The Brunei Times yesterday that the booths, taken by a range of sellers and organisations from amateur to professional, were designed to boost community interaction within the school by drawing members of the Belait community.

“This year's school has organised much bigger community outreach programme than previous years. We have well invited private and government establishments such as Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam and the Fire and Rescue Department to set up booths here,” said Zeti.

The programme, which ran from 8am to 3pm at the school's compound and select classrooms, also gave students an opportunity to show their sales skills, having put up tables to sell food.

“With support from parents we are trying to encourage students to be more entrepreneurial at the earliest stage possible. Aside from a $10 charge, all proceeds will go to the students and their families,” said Zeti.

The chairperson also mentioned that Sg Tali School, which hosts a primary school in the morning and religious school in the afternoon, has enrolment students go up from 143 during its first year to current 570.

She said that the school’s catchment area is the Kg Lumut National Housing Scheme, Lumut II and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Third Battalion.

“This school is still relatively new at 15 years old, so we must continue to raise its profile in the vicinity it serves through excelling academically and by building a community atmosphere through events like this," she said.

Head of Cluster 6 of Schools Norasurah Hj Meludin and Village Head of Lumut I and Belait district representative to the Legislative Council Yang Berhormat Hj Mohd Shafiee Ahmad were amongst those present at yesterday's community outreach programme.

The Brunei Times