Helping the needy, especially in Ramadhan is among the objectives of the Fastabiqul Khairat Project of the Ministry of Education. Its aims include helping orphans of the Ministry's staff and their families. This year the Co-curriculum Education Department collected 543 boxes of Fastabiqul Khairat donations from the departments of the Ministry of Education, schools, Institutions of Higher Learning and individual donors. Each box contains food, plus a sack of rice worth 50 dollars.
57 orphans of the Ministry's staff, 448 under the Miftaahun Najah Scheme and 20 poor and destitute recipients from Tutong District, Mukim Bukit Sawat in Belait District and Mukim Labu in Temburong District received the donations which were presented by Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, the Minister of Education. Also present were Datin Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, the Deputy Minister of Education, Associate Professor Doctor Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Brunei and Doctor Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, the Rector of Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA.
Source: Radio Television Brunei