More than $12,000.00 have been raised and donated to the Special Education Unit, UPK during a Charity Weather Run organised by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department, BDMD, Ministry of Communications with the cooperation of Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education. The Charity Run was held yesterday at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien.
The donation was handed over by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, Minister of Communications to Awang Haji Ali Yusri bin Haji Abdul Ghafor, Acting Head of Special Education Unit at the Ministry of Education. The donation will be used to buy special equipment and finance the teaching resources specifically for students with special needs. More than 800 participants took part in the run which was held for the first time.
Earlier, the Minister of Communications flagged off the run, which was divided into three categories namely the 12 kilometres Competitive Cirrocumulus Run; the 5 kilometres Altostratus Fun Run and the 3 kilometres Stratocumulus Fun Run. Yang Berhormat also participated in the 3 kilometres Stratocumulus Fun Run. Awang Sefli Ahar won the 12 kilometres Male Competitive Cirrocumulus Run, whilst Dayang Fatin Ismail won the female category. Also taking part in the run were Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communication and Doctor Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the ministry.
Source: Radio Television Brunei