Lumut beach gets a cleanup

SOME 50 students from Institute of Brunei Technical Education Sekolah Vokasional Sultan Bolkiah (IBTE SVSB) campus yesterday held a beach cleanup campaign at Lumut Recreational Beach.

Dubbed ‘Project FBS Clean’, the drive saw groups of students, who were accompanied by volunteers and instructors, assigned to different areas. Using gloves and carrying large plastic bags, they worked their way to rid the coastlines and beach of plastics and debris. Organised by the National Technical Education Certificate (NTEC) students from Business and Office Administration (BNA) programme, the campaign was part of their practical assessment under a module called Fundamental Business Study (FBS). One of the topics taught and assessed under the FBS programme is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), which discusses proposition of CSR to business organisations.

“This environmental-focused programme is also part of the assessment for the CSR module, as well as a good opportunity for us to learn more about the society and environment issues in Brunei,” said a student representative from NTEC BNA programme, Nurul Syahmi Syamsul Bahrin.

“Hopefully, this activity will have the capacity to widen our social horizon and simultaneously keeping our surroundings clean and habitable.”

The students also expressed gratitude to Syarikat Pg Hj Mustapa Pg Hj Mat Salleh for sponsoring the event. Present as the guest of honour was principal of IBTE SVSB campus, Akandi Hj Abd Razak, who shared some words of advice for the students as well as founder of Green Brunei, Khairunnisa Ash’ari to help with the assessment.

The Brunei Times