Volunteers to clean up Tungku Beach

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TWENTY-THREE volunteers from Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) will be cleaning up Tungku Beach with NGO Beach Bunch on March 25.

The activity is part of the co-curricular content of a course offered by the Core Knowledge Centre at KUPU SB for the second semester of the 2015/2016 academic session.

Tungku Beach was chosen due to its poor state of cleanliness, including an abundance of rubbish, said a press statement from KUPU SB.

For the IT 1106 co-curriculum II course (volunteerism), volunteers will be divided into four groups, with each group assigned to clean up the beach in their designated spot.

“Cleaning the beach can create a clean environment in line with the requirements of Islam. The importance of keeping the environment clean is necessary for the common good.

“Islam strongly emphasises cleanliness, and it is the responsibility of every human being to preserve the environment,” the statement said.

The programme also hopes to give the volunteers experience in managing projects as well as establish a sense of responsibility, cooperation and teamwork.

Each group of volunteers will have five to six participants, and they will be assisted by Beach Bunch members.

KUPU SB hopes that the beach clean-up activity will increase public awareness that environmental cleanliness is important and demanded in Islam.

The Brunei Times