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Ahad, 16 Mei 2010

Red Crescent Society calling for volunteers

By Achong Tanjong

THE Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society is calling youths and the general public to join the newly formed non-uniformed group of Volunteer Aid Detachment (VAD) a voluntary service under the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society (BRCS).

Secretary-general of Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society (or Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah Brunei Darussalam), Awg. Ismail Kassim, expressed this hope and welcomed members of the public especially youths 18 years and above at a meeting with the local press yesterday morning, Awg. Ismail said, the application is open to all nationalities in the country with a professional career.

Entry forms are obtainable from Awg. Ismail bin Kassim at Perstuan Bulan Sabit Merah Brunei Darussalam, Assistant Secretary General of Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society, Elizabeth Chiew at 8757689, Gopal Colour Photo Studio, No 14, Jalan Pretty Kuala Belait at 3331880, Golden Yellow Restaurant, No 245C, Jalan Bunga Rambai, KB, M/s MK Johan Enterprise Sdn Bhd, Block 1, No 7A, (1st Floor, (Right), Belait Light Industry, Gopal Colour Photo Studio, 01-31A, Ground Floor, Seria Plaza at 3227822.

He said VAD now has about 125 members, which comprise teachers, Civil Service Officers, nurses, doctors, engineers, pensioners as well as entrepreneurs.

Awg. Ismail Kassim and Elizabeth Chiew at yesterday’s meeting.
Pic: Achong Tanjong

He also outlined the benefits of becoming a member of VAD. Members will be informed and updated with happenings worldwide as well as the opportunity to gain knowledge and the opportunity to contribute to social, economy and security aspects of the country. He said, the VAD - Volunteer Aid Detachment is divided into four categories of Environmental, Welfare, Developing and Training and Medical Service.

Meanwhile, the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society is also planning to form a community-based Disaster Risk Management, said Assistant Secretary General Mrs. Elizabeth Chiew. Awg. Ismail said Brunei Darussalam is the 170th member of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) since 1997.

He said Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society so far has about 2,000 to 3,000 members that comprise of youths under the Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) at all of its branches in the four districts.

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