April 29, 2020
Efforts to lessen the burden of the nation impacted by COVID-19 continues in full swing. To facilitate the transition to online learning and to support students who have difficulty with access to laptops, BSP donated 42 laptops to the Ministry of Education. Prior to online learning and studying from home, BSP had already donated more than 85 laptops to local schools in Brunei Darussalam.
The donation is part of the #BSPCares initiative, a company-led movement which aims to provide meaningful support to the community during this difficult time. These refurbished laptops are fully tested by the BSP IT team. The laptops come fully installed with the latest operating systems and equipped with Microsoft Suite for e-learning courtesy of DXC Technology Brunei and Microsoft Brunei.
Presentation of the donation took place at the Ministry of Education this afternoon. Farida Dato Talib, BSP’s Commercial Director, presented the donation on behalf of BSP to Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education.
Also present to witness the handover were Yang Mulia Datin Seri Paduka Dr. Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Deputy Minister of Education, Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport and Info communications and Hj Malai Anwar Hussain Hj Shed Ahmad Hussin, BSP’s Chief Information Officer.
“It is important that education continues for the students, even if they are at home. They need to be able to have access to internet and join their peers in online learning. We hope that this contribution can help ease their worries and help motivate them to strive and remain positive at this time,” said Hj Malai Anwar Hussain.
Other initiatives have also been carried out by BSP staff who connected with schools to provide a range of school supplies as part of #BSPCares initiative.