BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: A total of BND$105,747.00 was collected through the SMS Brunei Prihatin for the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Orphans Fund over a period of sixty six days as from November 4 2013 to February 9 2014. The handing over of fund ceremony was held yesterday.
A total contribution of BND$77,152.00 was collected from DST Group Company which was presented by a member of the Board of Directors, Awg Abd Latif Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Yusof.
Meanwhile, Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd Company through the donation campaign amassed BND$28,595.00. The fund was also delivered by one of the Board of Directors member, Awg Mozart Hj Ibrahim. Both contributions were received by Head Executive Officer of Dana, Awg Hj Brahim Hj Ismail.
DST Group Company and Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd Company offer SMS to members of the public to send their generous donation through text messages and Radio Television Brunei (RTB) disseminated similar information to the public, further creating awareness.
The event was later followed by a contribution from Dana whereby the total donation from sixty three contributors sums up to BND$110,653.98. Among the highest contributor were DST Group Company, Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd Company and the Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association.
This year, eleven students who were registered as orphans under DANA achieved outstanding results in their examination in 2013. They were subsequently chosen to receive the DANA Excellent Student Incentive Award. The students who were rewarded comprised of five students each from the ‘O’ Level examination and the Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (PSR) exam. The award is the seventh of such event held by the foundation. ©BRUDIRECT.COM