BGC hands over donation to Telisai Primary School

THE Brunei Gas Carriers (BGC), under its social investment initiative, presented a cash donation to the Tumpuan Telisai Primary School after a fire broke out at the school. The donation presentation was held yesterday at the school with Sharifah Eliza Elaine binti Syed Haji Hashim, Corporate and External Affairs Executive, presenting the donations on behalf of BGC. Receiving on behalf of the school was Mohmad Ali bin Haji Nudin, the school Headmaster. Also present was YB Awang Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit, a member of the Legislative Council and Penghulu of Mukim Telisai. Two of the school’s classrooms were badly affected by the fire which occurred on different times on Sunday morning. According to the fire department, the first fire occurred around 3am, while the second fire occurred at around 6.49am in a different area of the school. The school headmaster, in an interview said one of the classrooms belonged to special needs students and the other belonged to Year 6 students. Currently, the affected students are relocated elsewhere, where the affected Year 6 students are currently using the school hall, while the special needs students are using a conference room at an administrative block. The headmaster told the Bulletin that the donation will first be used towards replacing destroyed education aid equipment for the special needs students. He also expressed the school’s appreciation and gratitude to BGC for the kind contribution. He said, BGC was the first company to respond to the unfortunate event and the school was very grateful for that. He said the school was also grateful to other agencies including the fire and rescue department for containing the fire successfully on Sunday. The school is also grateful to the police, who are now carrying out an investigation on the school fires. The school is also grateful to the electrical services for helping to restore electricity as the school reopened yesterday. In an interview during the presentation ceremony, BGC Corporate and External Affairs Advisors, Ili Aiman Abdul Rahman explained that the donation was BGC’s response to the fire as part of BGC Social Investment Initiatives. Recently, BGC also did ‘Project Amali’, another part of BGC Social Investment Initiatives which helps the less fortunate. The most recent event in this project was an iftar with special needs students of Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) and Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam (Pusat Ehsan), where BGC treated the students with an opulent spread of Ramadhan delicacies at Tarindak D’Seni Hall at the Brunei Arts and Handicraft Training Centre in Kota Batu.