Group rolls out second round of savings programme

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Association for Disabled Children (KACA) has started its second five-year savings programme following the success of the first programme that ended last year.

Hj Abd Alim Hj Othman, Managing Director of KACA, said in an interview yesterday that the savings programme that will run from 2016 to 2020 will be participated by at least 40 students.

“We’re always giving talks to the parents and students. We want them to learn how to save money and not just spending it, so that in the future they will have money for a rainy day or any emergencies,” said Hj Abd Alim, adding that the association will continue to encourage more students to participate in the programme.

According to Hj Abd Alim, a total of $67,689.96 was collectively saved by 47 students at the end of the first programme.

For the second programme, he is looking to encourage the students to increase the amount of money saved to $100,000.00.

Hj Abd Alim said that the students will save money in a box and at the end of the year, calculate how much has been saved before placing it into savings accounts with Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB).

According to Hj Abd Alim, there are 530 students registered under KACA and they attend classes in three branches in Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait.

KACA is a non-profit and non-government organisation which was established in October 1986. It aims to improve the welfare of children with disabilities who have not attended any formal guidance and training.

The Brunei Times