MKM organises orienteering challenge for charity

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THE Brunei Council on Social Welfare (MKM) will be organising an MKM Orienteering Challenge for Charity 2016 on Sunday, March 13.

The MKM Orienteering Challenge for Charity 2016 is a team activity where participants will be required to find Triangle Reflectors in allocated areas by correctly answering several questions provided through written directives.

A press statement from MKM said participants will be provided with a score card, written directives and route map to be used as a guide.

“Participants will be given a certain amount of time to go through allocated areas to find the Triangle Reflectors,” the statement said.

Participants will be disqualified from the challenge if they fail to return to the finish line after the set time.

This rule applies even if the participants have successfully obtained all Triangle Reflectors and correctly answered all the questions, according to the MKM statement.

“Each Triangle Reflector and question will have marks and participants will be judged based on time, marks they acquire and conform to the rules set for the challenge.”

“Careful planning, fast and accurate decision making are key to winning the challenge,” read the statement.

The orienteering challenge will be held at 7.30am on March 13 at the car park area of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.

Areas that will be used during the challenge include Bandar Seri Begawan, Jalan Pantai Berakas, Hutan Simpanan Berakas, Pekan Muara, Muara beach, Serasa beach, the Kg Meragang National Housing area, Tanah Jambu, Mentiri and areas around the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

Interested participants have to be aged 18 and above and must be in good health.

Each team must have four members and a car to go to the allocated areas.

Entry fee for the challenge for each team will be $200. All proceeds will go to the MKM charity fund.

All participants will receive a MKM Orienteering Challenge for Charity 2016 t-shirt, a face towel as well as certificate of participation.

Forms can be acquired through the committee members of the marketing and promotion of the challenge.

Prizes will be presented to first, second, third place winners. Consolation prizes will also be presented to the top 10 teams.

MKM is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that was established in 2009 with objectives to help address social issues in the country as well as coordinate various social welfare NGOs towards improving the well-being of vulnerable groups.

MKM programmes addresses five main vulnerable target groups namely children, the elderly, the poor and needy, people with disabilities as well as family institutions.

The Brunei Times