SUKA extends helping hand to Temburong fire victims

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TEMBURONG

MEMBERS of the Tutong district volunteers association (SUKA) with collaboration from the Tutong and Temburong district departments handed out donations yesterday in the form of clothing to 14 family members who were victims of a recent house fire that gutted their home in Kg Menangah, Temburong on February 10.

The donations were handed out by Md Amir Hj Umarali, Head of secretariat of SUKA along with five other members.

The event was held at a house in Jalan Kastam Lama, Bangar, Temburong.

According to SUKA, assistance and contributions were organised based on information channeled through a cooperative network of volunteer groups that consisted of members of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and local NGOs.

Through the information given, SUKA was able to identify those who are in need of help and donations.

The contributions in the form of clothing were a result of contributions from the public through the ‘Program Sumbang dan Bantu’ (Contribute and Help program) that was organised by SUKA in conjunction with International Volunteers Day (Day of Action) which is celebrated internationally on December 5.

To date, SUKA is still receiving contributions in the form of clothing from the public.

This donation event is also SUKA’s first mission to provide assistance and contributions outside of the Tutong district since its establishment in February 2015.

As a volunteer group that is established under the patronage of the Tutong district department, SUKA currently has more than 40 members.

SUKA is always active in contributing volunteer services and assistance in areas such as skills and expertise, facilitation, natural disasters, manpower and event management and the like to society in line with its slogan of ‘Berwawasan dan Berintegriti’ (Visionary and Integrity).

According to the Head of Secretariat for SUKA, skills and expertise assistance that have been given by the organisation include those in Information Technology and graphic design such as product packaging development for OVOP and tourism leaflet designs.

Facilitation assistance he said have included consultations on solving problems with economic and social projects such as methods for producing products for single mothers as well as for the Tutong Mukim and Village Consultative Council (MPMK).

The Brunei Times