$128k donated to 700 orphans in Belait

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MORE than 700 registered orphans in Belait received donations collected via the National Orphans Fund, the Belait District Orphans Fund, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) and two private companies based in the district.

A ceremony was held at the Pusat Insani in Seria yesterday to distribute the accumulated amount of $128,040 for the orphans registered under the Community Development Department (JAPEM) for the whole of the Belait district.

According to the Belait District Office, the National Orphans Fund under JAPEM contributed a total of $38,800, Belait District Orphans Fund with $38,800 and BIBD with $27,160.

Two private companies, Syarikat Suasana Mentari Engineering Services Sdn Bhd and SMES Matco Sdn Bhd had also donated an accumulated total of $23,280 to the orphans.

The donations were received by 776 orphans from the whole of Belait, with the Belait District Officer Hj Haris Othman were present to handover the donation monies to the recipients.

Also on hand to distribute the monetary donation were Belait’s Assistant District Officer Hasmiroon Hj Mohd Taib and Syarikat Suasana Mentari Engineering Services’ Managing Director Yusof Hj Othman.

Some private companies and other parties had also given monetary donations for the Belait District Office’s Orphans Fund yesterday, totalling to $6,433.87.

The Brunei Times