More people join Tutong volunteers association

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MORE people are joining the Tutong District Volunteers Association (SUKA) as registrations have quadrupled over the past six months.

SUKA head member Muhd Azmi Hj Muhd Zain yesterday revealed over 80 people have signed up for the association’s latest intake, compared to only 20 members in the first intake following the association’s launch in February.

“We are seeing more people filling in the registration forms, which is very encouraging as we initially started out with a much smaller turnout,” he said.

He believed the surge in members likely occurred due to increased awareness about SUKA after a series of successful charity initiatives such as the popular Sumbang dan Bantu (Help and Contribute) and Ceriakan Aidil Fitri clothing drives.

“More people now know about SUKA and the work that we do. We welcome anyone in Tutong to join our volunteer efforts,” said Muhd Azmi.

“They are not motivated by money, but a sense of satisfaction by helping someone in need. Volunteers want to make a difference in the community,” he said.

While the association is currently exclusively for Tutong residents, Muhd Azmi said they will mull over opening SUKA membership to other districts if there is considerable interest from volunteers in Brunei-Muara, Belait and Temburong.

The Brunei Times