Unified National Networks (UNN) recently donated a total of $5,900 worth of Hari Raya vouchers to 118 orphans aged between 5 and 15 years old under the Dana Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah for Orphans (DANA) charitable foundation as part of the company’s Ramadhan CSR Activities for 2023.
Each Hari Raya voucher from UNN contains a cash coupon issued by YMRM for guardians to redeem textile and tailoring services at any YMRM textile store and make new Raya clothes for the orphans in their care.
Additionally, UNN chose YMRM because of its household name amongst the locals and because it has branches in all four districts, which makes it convenient for orphans and guardians to redeem the Hari Raya vouchers.
The first part of the Hari Raya voucher distribution was carried out via a donation drive-through at the UNN base stations located in Belait, Tutong and Temburong.
The drive-through was planned to provide a quick and easy way for orphans and guardians to receive the Hari Raya vouchers from UNN.
Guardians need only drive into the base stations, where volunteers from UNN stood by to register and hand out the Hari Raya vouchers to the orphans.
In the first part of the drive, a total of 90 orphans received vouchers from 10 April to 12 April 2023.
The second part of the distribution was carried out during an iftar with 47 orphans from the Brunei-Muara district and their guardians at London Hall, Airport Mall on 14 April 2023.
Present during the iftar were UNN Board of Directors, UNN Senior Management Team, and representatives from Darussalam Asset (DA) and members of the senior management team and staff from UNN.
The iftar started with opening prayers and welcoming remarks from UNN Acting Head of Human Resources Dayang Roslaini before the Hari Raya vouchers were presented to the orphans by UNN Deputy Chairman Pengiran Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Zety Sufina Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Sani, UNN Director Awang Haji Hairul Mohd Daud Haji Abdul Karim, UNN Director Hajah Amalina Haji Ghani, UNN CEO Dr Steffen Oehler, UNN Acting Chief Operations Officer Chris Phan, and UNN Acting Head of Human Resources Dayang Roslaini Othman.
After the donations were distributed, all guests at the iftar joined the recitation of Surah Yasin and Tahlil before concluding with the breaking of the fast.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDARI SERI BEGAWAN