Dynamik, Progresif donate laptops to students at Youth Development Centre

Dynamik Technologies and  Progresif recently presented 20 laptops to students at the Youth Development Centre (YDC) as part of the companies’ campaign dubbed “Goals for Education”.

The devices are given to help facilitate students’ online learning as the centre currently carrying out online lessons since early August due to the outbreak of COVID-1 second wave in the country.

In attendance during the virtual handover ceremony were Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Pengiran Mohammad Amirrizal Pengiran Haji Mahmud; Head of YDC Fauziah Salleh; CEO of Dynamik Haslina Hj Md Taib and CEO of Progresif Hjh Nurul Haniah Hj Md Jaafar.

This virtual event was the second handover ceremony organised by both companies with the first held in September involving 78 tablets were donated to the Ministry of Education.

The Goals for Education donation was officially launched last year after schools were affected by the closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak as part of the companies’ whole of nation approach which aims to support online learning initiatives and students in need of ICT devices nationwide.

Image courtesy of Progresif

The campaign first kicked off with the 555 challenge and 1Co Challenge which encouraged members of the public and companies to raise awareness and donate to the campaign via BIBD Online or Progresif Pay.

The campaign has had the generous sponsorship of 14 organisations since July 2020.
In her welcoming remarks during the virtual event, CEO Of Dynamik Haslina Taib said that to date they have raised a total of $48,067.71.

“We are grateful that we now have this opportunity to utilise a part of the funds to purchase another 20 laptops donated to Pusat Pembangunan Belia for the students to carry out their ICT lessons from home and needed the access to do so,” she said.

“We hope that with this collaborative donation, it will help transform the lives of the students. As we begin to transition living with COVID-19, students will still have continued access to the world digitally,” added the ceo.

Meanwhile, on her part, Chief Executive Officer of Progresif Hajah Nurul Haniah said that the recent outbreak serves as a reminder for to how crucial education is in societies, communities and in individual lives, and hope with the distribution of these laptops, and can help facilitate the learnings.

“The COVID-19 health crisis has created exceptional circumstances that are affecting lives and causing economic, social, and educational disruptions. But today shows that we can overcome these challenges through continued cooperation and collaborative efforts not only between ministries but with other individuals, the business community, and the society,” she added.

From providing technology to connectivity, Progresif is more than just about products and services, and Corporate Social Responsibility has always been a large part of the company.

Progresif’s 1% pledge is committed to driving positive changes in the community.

Goals for Education is one way to help build an empowered nation because equal access to education is key to building a thriving community, said the companies in a statement.

“Goals for Education will continue to actively raise funds for more ICT devices. With the second wave of COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam, there are still more students in need who require access to ICT devices,” they added.

Dynamik and Progresif encourage everyone to support Goals For Education to enable the outreach of education for students nationwide, contributions are still accepted until the end of December.

Any contributions will go a long way to ensuring the nation’s youth are supported and are getting the education they deserve.

For more information can be found on their designated Instagram @goalsforeducationbn where the latest progress and amount of donation raised will be shared. 

This article was first published on 13 November 2021 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 167

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