SCOT seeks volunteers for charity drive

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisation the Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) is calling on youth and other members of the public to lend a helping hand for a charity drive on January 10.

SCOT President Muhammad Hazimi Hj Jaidi said the NGO is organising a charity drive to help underprivileged families by donating household necessities at the capital’s Youth Centre.

“Everyone is welcome to join, but we encourage more youth participation for this upcoming event,” he said.

“Kick off your 2016 and assist us in easing the burden of the underprivileged by donating household necessities.

“It comes down to the culture in Brunei where we will not leave our family behind.

“And by helping them, we are extending our love and helping them as if they’re one of our own,” he added.

The NGO is expecting 10 volunteers to assist its existing members in sorting and packing the donations into boxes.

Volunteers will also deliver the donated packages to needy families across Brunei-Muara District.

The NGO encouraged members of the public to donate food items such as rice, dried noodles and cooking oil as well as necessities such as toiletries, cleaning supplies and diapers.

Those who intend to donate can head to the Youth Centre from 7am to 11am on January 10.

Muhammad Hazimi said like previous years, charity drives have always been one of the efforts undertaken by SCOT in alleviating poverty in Brunei.

He added that the NGO intends to carry out more charity campaigns throughout the year.

The public can contact SCOT at info@fightpovertywithus.org for enquiries.

The Brunei Times