15 Jan FOSTERING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH SUPPORTING SPECIAL NEEDS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
The handover of the donation between YM Awang Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Permanent Secretary (Investment) of the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Chief Executive Officer of Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd, and YM Pg Datin Hjh Noraini PDNLDR Pg Haji Abd Momin, Executive Trustee of Pusat Ehsan, witnessed by Darussalam Assets’ Senior Executives and Pusat Ehsan’s staff members.
Bandar Seri Begawan, January 15, 2021 – Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd (“Darussalam Assets”) has kickstarted the year by sponsoring the full participation of two special needs students at the Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam (“Pusat Ehsan”) for one year. This represents the fourth consecutive year that Darussalam Assets has been a benefactor of the “Special Needs Student Adoption Scheme”, launched by Pusat Ehsan in 2017.
Through this scheme, sponsors are given the opportunity to fully cover the expenses of special needs students which, among others, includes learning support, rehabilitation services, activities, facilities and transportation expenses. More importantly, sponsors invest in the life, growth and development of students of Pusat Ehsan. This is part and parcel of Darussalam Assets’ Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, which focuses on building and strengthening ties with the local community. The cheque presentation was held at Darussalam Assets office at the Ministry of Finance and Economy.
Over the years, Darussalam Assets has cultivated a strong relationship with Pusat Ehsan, conducting visits to the organisation to meet the students and learn more about their progress in learning and development at the Pusat Ehsan centre. Through these visits, Darussalam Assets aims to better understand the needs of Pusat Ehsan and its students as well as identify opportunities, where Darussalam Assets can further support both the centre and the special needs community.
Present during the handover of the donation were YM Awang Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Permanent Secretary (Investment) of the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Chief Executive Officer of Darussalam Assets, Senior Executives of Darussalam Assets and YM Pg Datin Hjh Noraini PDNLDR Pg Haji Abd Momin, Executive Trustee of Pusat Ehsan as well as Pusat Ehsan’s staff members.
During the handover, YM Awang Haji Khairuddin bin Haji Abdul Hamid, CEO of Darussalam Assets, stated “Darussalam Assets is committed to fostering a socially responsible corporate environment, which supports the special needs community in unleashing their full potential to be recognised as skilled people, as well as meaningfully contribute to the nation’s local employment rate. We are grateful to be able to continue our support as we have witnessed the life changing progress the students have made over the years as a result of this scheme and we hope other organisations will follow suit.”
Speaking on behalf of Pusat Ehsan, YM Pg Datin Hjh Noraini PDNLDR Pg Haji Abd Momin mentioned “We are very appreciative of Darussalam Assets’ continuous dedication and financial support to Pusat Ehsan. We commend Darussalam Assets and other organisations that have been our longstanding benefactors in the special needs community, for their investment in the life, growth and development of our students who seek to bring out their best.”
Darussalam Assets Sdn Bhd is a private limited company established by the Government of His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in 2012 to pool together Brunei’s Government-linked companies. Darussalam Assets is an integral part of the Government led initiative to spur economic development, with the aim of turning the companies into world-class corporations. Its portfolio of companies are in various sectors of the economy including aviation, telecommunications, power utility, logistics, agribusiness, food and beverage, leisure and tourism, medical, education, hospitality, and real estate.
Pusat Ehsan is a non-government, charity organisation committed to providing quality education, rehabilitation and training programmes for individuals with special needs. Their vision is to enable our Special Needs Community to live a meaningful life in society. Pusat Ehsan’s programmes support every individual with special needs in education, training and physical rehabilitation. Companies wishing to sponsor a student can find out more at www.pusatehsan.org.bn.