IBTE SP Campus to run 2-day Fun-Day Festival for orphans

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THIRTEEN vendors from Institute of Brunei Technical Education Sekolah Perdagangan (IBTE SP) will set up retail booths, organise sporting events and put on performances this weekend to raise funds for orphans and put business theory into practice.

The two day Fun-Day Festival running from 8am to 6pm starting tomorrow at IBTE SP's campus in Jln Pasar Baharu, Gadong will serve as the main assessment for over 80 second year students undertaking the Business Project module taken as part of their Business and Finance Diploma requirements.

Career Guidance Officer at IBTE SP Campus Md Nazirul Hakeem Abdul Azis told The Brunei Times yesterday that the annual festival was a reliable yardstick to measure if students are able to put what they learned in the classroom into practical application.

“The students are given free reign over what the choose to sell or provide. They can go with food and beverage, or they can organise sporting events, or even animal exhibitions and shows,” said Md Nazirul.

He said that this year several vendors decide to venture into hosting a number of sporting tournaments, including netball, futsal, dodgeball, touch rugby and frisbee. As each group comprises six to seven students, each vendor must learn how work in a “business team” or company setting as they plan their booth or service from start to finish.

“As a form of assessment, replicable to the real-world market setting, the students will have to pay rent, assign people to deal with front-line service, logistics and supplies,” he said.

Md Nazirul added that the students were also successful in getting big name sponsors for the event including Hua Ho Department Store, Marrybrown and Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd.

“The students are trying to do a little bit more than the traditional fare you see at a bazaar or festival; there will be Zumba Glow in the Dark, a Campus Race and Pets Kindgom,” he said.

Part of the proceeds from the two day festival will be doanted to the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Orphans Fund.

The Brunei Times