YSHHB aims to provide breakfast to more students
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
YAYASAN Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) is looking to expand its ‘Breakfast for School’ project to include more schools and students in the future.
In an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday, YSHHB’s Managing Director, Hj Ibrahim Hj Ismail, said the pilot project will conclude when the primary and secondary school terms end this year in October and November but InsyaAllah will continue next year.
The project was launched early this year with 200 underprivileged students from four schools in Brunei-Muara district given breakfast twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6.45am beginning January 19.
The project includes 150 recipients from secondary schools comprising 100 students from Semaun Secondary School and 50 students from Masin Secondary School.
Lumapas Primary School and Junjungan Primary School also received the food aid for 40 and 10 students in each school respectively.
“We hope that this breakfast scheme will be extended to other schools, InsyaAllah,” he said on the sidelines of the 27th National Al-Quran Memorisation Competition for Primary Schools hosted by YSHHB Primary School yesterday.
“There is no limit to the number of people or students who will participate in this scheme.
“This is one of the small ways we can contribute to students and motivate pupils to go to school, for them to eat proper meals before they attend classes, as breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” he added.
He also urged those receiving breakfast to ‘make good use’ of such assistance as the supplied food contains nutrients for their health and well-being.
Hj Ibrahim added that such a project won’t be successful without the support of the Four Wheel Drive Association of Brunei Darussalam as volunteers as well as partnerships with the Ministry of Education’s Department of Schools, Royal Brunei Catering Sdn Bhd and Gardenia Food Industries Sdn Bhd.
The Brunei Times