BIBD through the Advocating Life-Long Learning for An Aspiring Future (ALAF) programme held a three-day ALAF Ta’aruf Camp including a Public Speaking Workshop and ALAF Convention.
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) today held an awards ceremony recognising the achievements of almost fifty underprivileged students enrolled in BIBD’s Advocating Life-Long Learning for An Aspiring Future (ALAF) programme.
BIBD today reached another milestone with the signing of a MoU with AgromeIQ for the implementation of its Sprout (iQ) Farm.
The collaboration will see thirty ALAF students participate in the four-month programme where they will have access to the locally-developed mobile app which provides guidance on farming processes and fundamentals of starting their own farm. At the same time, Agrome IQ will be giving weekly sessions to the participants on the evolving methods of farming.
BIBD, with the support of the Ministry of Youth, Culture, and Sports, was honoured with the ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nations) Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (RDPE) Leadership Awards at the 10th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (AMRDPE), held at JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
As part of BIBD’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, BIBD today contributed more than two thousand Brunei Dollars along with basic daily essentials collected for a student from its ALAF Programme whose residence was destroyed in a fire recently. Also affected was the student’s family of seven.
BIBD sent off its first BIBD ALAF Scholar, Dyg Norhafikah Binti Hj Awg Bakri, to continue her studies in the prestigious University of Al-Azhar, Egypt. She will be pursuing her undergraduate study in the field of Syariah Islamiah for four years.
BIBD today launched a dedicated library to further support the development of underprivileged students under its ALAF Programme. With this, members of the public are also encouraged to contribute to the continued success of the library, at the same time the ALAF Programme, by donating new or even their own books.
The BIBD ALAF Programme recently closed its BIBD ALAF Career and Smart Camps which ran for a total of seven days at the Orchid Garden Hotel in Berakas. The two camps included almost fifty students, and included talks and counselling sessions tailored to bring the best out of these students.
THE Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) organised an outing to the Brunei Book Fair at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas for its top 13 ALAF students, who were also recognised recently for their excellent achievements at the 4th BIBD ALAF Award presentation ceremony. The students showed their delight for the opportunity to browse reading materials that can help support their educational aspirations in pursuit of academic success, said a press release. At the book fair, the BIBD ALAF programme students were also given a provision to purchase selected materials. This activity was aimed at encouraging and inculcating a strong reading culture among the ALAF students. Accompanying the students to the book fair were members of the ALAF Taskforce along with BIBD officials.
ENSURING that underprivileged students continue to attain knowledge and academic skills to achieve a better future, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) has enrolled 42 new students and recognised the achievements of 13 underprivileged students in its Advocating Life-LongLearning for an Aspiring Future (ALAF) programme.