Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awang Halbi (C), meets some of the Red Crescent members during the launching ceremony yesterday. Picture: BT/Saifulizam
THE Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society yesterday launched its "Humanitarian Charity Walk" and "Humanitarian Charity Expo and Carnival" to celebrate the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day yesterday.
Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Halbi Hj Md Yussof launched the two events at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Indoor Stadium.
Themed "The Chain of Humanity", the events aimed to show that the association is about serving the community, said Acting Director of the Red Crescent Society in Brunei-Muara District Hj Mohd Suhaimi Hj Ibrahim
Hj Mohd Suhaimi said the celebrations would last for at least a week, starting from yesterday.
The expo and the walkathon was hoped to improve the non-governmental organisation's funding so that the society could continue organising community service activities.
"It's also a chance to strengthen ties between the community and the association, especially in improving our leadership and management skills," said Hj Mohd Suhaimi.
He explained that it also gives a chance for younger members of the red crescent group to study issues relating to fundraising and entrepreneurship.
"The commitment to extend humanitarian assistance is not limited to the needs of the country, but also includes international assistance when needed, especially being prepared in the field of disaster management," said Hj Mohd Suhaimi.
The Humanitarian Charity Expo and Carnival will be held from May 2 to May 8 from 9.30am to 10.30pm.The Brunei Times