Launching of Sustainable Community Development Project

A number of charity works were implemented during the Day of Action 2019 in conjunction with the International Volunteer Day. This includes collecting items to be used for mosques, school stationery for students and aid equipment for persons with different abilities. Apart from that, cleaning campaigns were also held at several villages and the beach. The International Volunteer Day acts as a platform for volunteers and organisations to promote their efforts in development at the national and international level. This year's celebration carried the theme 'Volunteer for an Inclusive Future'.

The Sustainable Community Development Project is a long term project that focused on implementing projects, programmes or activities that supports sustainable development. It was launched by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Organised by the Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam, fruit tree planting activity and and the Dollar and Sense project are among the association's initiatives towards supporting the Sustainable Community Development. According to Dayang Nasriah binti Awang Nasib, the association's communication commissioner, the project also aims to raise the public's awareness on sustainable development goals to improve today's world situation.

The Murni Project implemented by Universiti Brunei Darussalam's Final Year students and volunteers of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah and others focus on cleaning the compounds of selected houses. It involves rubbish collection, grass cutting, cleaning drainage and others. Also joining the activities was Yang Berhormat Pengiran Ali bin Pengiran Maon, Member of the Legislative Council.

The cleaning campaign at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Bridge area was also part of the Day of Action 2019. Organised by Al-Huffaz Management, the Chevening Alumni Brunei and the National Service Alumni, the activity was held to raise awareness on sustainable environmental conservation and instil volunteerism. Among those joining the campaign was Yang Berhormat Awang Naim bin Haji Kamis, Member of the Legislative Council.

In highlighting mental health issues in the country, Mindful.Bn organised the Happy Street Project specifically to spread good and happiness regardless of age, gender, status and religion. The project aspired to give inspiration and instil positive attitude to the public.

Source: Radio Television Brunei