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Ahad, 16 Mei 2010

Red Crescent calls for volunteers

By Achong Tanjong

Elizabeth Chiew (6th from left) during the 6th South East Asia Regional Disaster Committee meeting in Bangkok

“The Volunteer Aid Detachment (VAD) of Brunei Darussalam’s Red Crescent Society has set-up numerous form collection centres throughout the country for the convenience of individuals who wish to sign up for VAD, a non-uniform organization body.”

Assistant Secretary General of BDRCS Elizabeth Chiew Yun Fung said this at a press conference yesterday, adding that they are inviting every non-government organisation and National Society to participate as a team.

It is open to all nationalities, including professionals and expatriates.

She also encouraged pensioner, housewives and cleaners to join the team, as they could all play a part in contributing to the community, as well as share their talents and knowledge with professionals.

There are two options to choose from: Committed To 24 Hours Disaster Emergency Response Team and Free Leisure. Activities are under the four services of Disaster Preparedness, Training and Development, Welfare and Community Services, and First Aid and Health Care.

Participants must be 18 years and above, while students are disallowed from joining as they are under ECA uniform group.

To find out where application forms are obtainable, refer below:

Brunei-Muara District: Yong Ting Seng Tyre Company situated at A1, Ground Floor, Bangunan Haji Othman, Jalan Gadong, (contact number 2451339); and Copynice Marketing Services Sdn Bhd, located at No 4, Ground Floor, Block B, Bangunan Pehin Dato Haji Md Yusof, Spg 88, Kg Kiulap, Gadong (contact number 2238998.)

Tutong District: Department of Youth and Sports.

Temburong District: Department of Youth and Sports, Haji Ayub bin Haji Jemahat, Sekolah Menengah Sultan Hassan at 5221415/6/7 – Ms Foo Chuan Eng or Mr. Irman Hifni.

Seria: Gopal Colour Photo Studio located at 01-31A, Ground Floor, Seria Plaza (3227822)
Kuala Belait: Golden Yellow, No 245C, Jalan Bunga Rambai, KB; Gopal Colour Photo Studio, No 14, Jalan Pretty KB (3331880); MK Johan Enterprise Sdn Bhd located at No 7A, 1st Floor, Belait Light Industry; and Copynice Marketing Services Sdn Bhd, 098 C-1, Groung Floor, Jalan Mckerron, KB.

For further details contact Elizabeth Chiew at jit89897@brunet.bn

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