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Brunei’s Apec delegate talks ‘trash for cash’

Friday, November 11th, 2011

THE president of the group of university students, responsible for encouraging low-income residents in Brunei’s water village to trade their recyclable throw-aways for cash, is looking to build on the “trash for cash” pilot project by going international. Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) graduate Md Anwar Hj Mohammad (pictured) is one of twoBruneian youths participating in the youth programme of the on-going Apec, Voices of the Future (VOF), in […]


Play your role in food security

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

THE plan by Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) students, grouped under the Student Community Outreach Team (Scot), to give a helping hand to underprivileged farmers deserves applause because it is aimed at helping alleviate poverty in the country. By doing so, the students, will be able to kill two birds with one stone, because the project, […]


Farmers’ turn to reap aid from anti-poverty project

Monday, October 10th, 2011

UNDERPRIVILEGED farmers of Kampung Bukit in the interior of Tutong District will soon get a helping hand from the Student Community Outreach Team (Scot) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam through its continuing efforts to alleviate poverty. However, the assistance will not be for free as farmers will have to pay by working hard to reap the benefits. Scot President Md Anwar Hj Mohammad explained to The Brunei Times that […]


‘Trash’ for food: Tasty project for residents

Monday, September 26th, 2011

FAMILIES in Kampung Bolkiah yesterday found out that they could actually exchange their “trash” for food. The Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Student Community Outreach Team (Scot) gave rice and noodles to low income families in the village in exchange for their collected recylables. The students’ group aims to eradicate poverty and to promote “green” practices. “We saw this as an opportunity to ‘kill two […]


HRH meets artists behind UBD poverty artwork

Friday, September 9th, 2011

A “SURPRISE” was in store for His Royal Highness Prince (Dr) Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah yesterday when the Crown Prince, in his capacity as Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), finished touring an art exhibition during the launching of the Pesta Konvo 2011 and met with the artists themselves.But the artists involved in this particular piece […]


Green Xchange: Noodles for recycling

Friday, September 9th, 2011

A GROUP of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) student volunteers will be engaging a community in the historic water village this month, to get them to start recycling with the incentive of noodles, rice and other commodities in exchange. Dubbed the Brunei-Singapore Green Xchange Project, the one-day event on September 25 will see members of the Student Community Outreach Team (SCOT) and […]


Helping the poor through art

Friday, September 9th, 2011

POVERTY in Brunei was expressed in a more artistic form yesterday as Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Student Community Outreach Team (Scot) showcased the artworks of graduate students to generate public awareness. The art show launched during UBD’s Pesta Konvo yesterday showcased art pieces created by both students of the university as well as invited artists, notably […]


UBD’s Banar Tah Tu Installation Art

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

AN ART exhibition aimed at expressing the “identity” of Univer-siti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) stu-dents will be opened to the public during Universiti Brunei Darussa-lam’s (UBD) Pesta Konvo 2011. The Banar Tah Tu installation art exhibition, the name of which borrowed the Bruneian saying of confirming the truth, featured 15 art pieces created by students of […]


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