BGC breaks fast with special students

A TOTAL of 80 special needs students from the Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) and Pusat Bahagia and their families had the opportunity to break fast with Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn Bhd (BGC) staff yesterday at the Tarindak D’Seni Hall at the Arts and Handicrafts Centre in Kota Batu. Held as part of BGC’s social investment initiative, the event commenced with a recitation of prayers, followed by a speech from Haji Shahbudin bin Haji Musa, Managing Director of BGC, a Tausyeh performance by Firqah Ulfah Raudah Nasyid group, presentation of gifts to the students, Tahlil and Doa Selamat, and the iftar. In his opening remarks, Haji Shahbudin emphasised the need to remember the less fortunate in the society. He hoped that the event will foster a sense of responsibility and strengthen relations between BGC and the community. The event also saw the managing director distribute goodie bags to the students and presentation of Waqaf items including wheel-chairs, television sets and DVD players. The items, collectively funded by the BGC management team, were received by the Managing Director of KACA and the Assistant Director of Pusat Bahagia. The iftar event, which is held annually during the month of Ramadhan, is part of BGC’s corporate social responsibility. Borneo Bulletin

BGC donates to underprivileged families in Sengkurong, Lumut

SIX underprivileged families in Mukim Sengkurong and Mukim Lumut Liang received food and supermarket vouchers yesterday as part of a social investment initiative by Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC). Around 50 BGC employees, led by Haji Shahbudin bin Haji Musa, Managing Director of BGC, participated in a donation and a cleaning campaign at three houses in Sengkurong, and three in Lumut. During the visits to selected families, daily necessities in the form of rice, drinks and oil, goodie bags for children, and supermarket vouchers were donated to the recipient families. Personal donations were also given to the families. Two of the recipients were Rosli bin Haji Ladi, 47, and his disabled brother Hasbi bin Haji Ladi, 51, who live in Kampong Batu Ampar. “We feel very happy and blessed for these gifts. They will help ease our burdens during the fasting month and Hari Raya,” said Rosli bin Haji Ladi. In each house visit, a short blessing ceremony with a recitation of prayers was held, followed by a presentation of donations. Project Amali was established in 2013 as part of BGC’s corporate social responsibility. BGC works closely with the Community Development Department (JAPEM) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports for the selection of families. The initiative provides an opportunity for BGC staff to be good role models and make contributions to the community, in addition to fostering a sense of connection and responsibility. Borneo Bulletin