SCOT Makes Plans For January

IKHWAN SALLEH
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

THE Society For Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) will be making an awareness campaign and also the fourth Green Xchange programme for the underprivileged residents of Mukim Tamoi to be held at Mukim Tamoi Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan for the coming January 27, 2013.

The Green Xchange programme is a collaboration between Brunei-Singapore Green Xchange, founded by AveLife; where Singapore will be doing it daily and the programme in Brunei will be done for a day on a bigger scale as Mukim Tamoi contains seven villages.

The villages are Kg Ujong Bukit, Kg Limbongan, Kg Pengiran Bendahara Lama, Kg Pengiran Kerma Indera Lama, Kg Pengiran Tajudin Hitam, Kg Tamoi Tengah and Kg Tamoi Ujong.

The motive of the Green Exchange is to educate people especially the young ones in Mukim Tamoi that by recycling materials, there will be a reward for it and it does not matter if it is from an environmental perspective.

According to Mohd Khairul Hj Mohd Salleh, the President for SCOT, the key point in this programme is sustainability in giving the residents and the public an idea that by collecting recyclable materials, people can exchange with what they have with money or other items.

He continued “In our case, we will be focusing more on exchanging them with one of the main necessities in life which is rice as it is the staple food of the Sultanate and needed by most people here.”

The procedure will be about weighing the amount of recycled materials and a certain weight will get a certain amount of rice; the more materials they recycle, the more rice they will be given by SCOT.

Even though SCOT has only been active for almost two years, this will be one of the biggest event done held it which will be sponsored by TelBru, AveLife, Asia Inc Forum and also Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

Other than that, SCOT will be needing a maximum amount of 100 volunteers from the public itself to participate in such a noble event, and there will be participants from Sabah, Malaysia who will be joining for the Green Xchange programme on January 27.

For more information or inquiries, please check out their website at http://fightpovertywithus.org or email them at ubd.scot@gmail.com or go to their Facebook fan page at Society for Community Outreach and Training or follow their Instagram and Twitter at @Scot—Brunei.

The Brunei Times

 


Source: The Brunei Times
Author: Ikhwan Salleh
Published Date: 26 December 2012

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