KUPU SB volunteers collect 21 bags of rubbish

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TWENTY-ONE plastics bags full of rubbish were collected by 23 volunteers in a two-hour clean-up campaign at Tungku Beach yesterday.

The team of volunteers from Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) were one of the four teams who were doing their practical for the IT 1106 co-curriculum II course (volunteerism).

Ninety two students of the course were divided into four groups (of 23 students each) and each chose a different venue for its cleaning campaign.

In addition to Tungku Beach, the other venues included Kampung Kilanas mosque, Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) as well as the KUPU SB’s campus.

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

The team at the Tungku Beach was further divided into four groups, with each group assigned to clean up the beach in its designated spot.

The team’s leader, Muhammad Mirwan Mohammad Ismail said they chose Tungku Beach because of its poor state of cleanliness.

The programme hopes to give the volunteers experience in managing projects as well as establishing a sense of responsibility, cooperation and teamwork, he told The Brunei Times.

The students have to complete their volunteering practical to complete the course.

“For this course, we will be marked for our report as well as how we conduct the programme as a team,” he said.

“We also hope that the beach clean-up activity will increase public awareness that environmental cleanliness is important and demanded in Islam,” he added. KUPU SB’s press statement said, “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 added.

The Brunei Times