September 25, 2021

The global pandemic has been a game changer for the way we work and the way we live our everyday
lives. Education has also changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby learning
often takes place remotely and on digital platforms. In this uncertain environment, it’s important that
learning continues, and that education is accessible to all.

As part of its advocacy on powering progress towards digital literacy, Brunei Shell Petroleum Company
Sdn Bhd (BSP) contributed 100 laptops to the Ministry of Education today. These laptops are fully
installed with the latest operating systems courtesy of our business partner, DXC Technology Brunei, as
part of their community contribution. BSP aspires this contribution to not only benefit the students during
this pandemic but also beyond and enhances the digital transformation in Brunei.

Agnete Johnsgaard-Lewis, BSP Managing Director and Shell Country Chair in Brunei in her remarks
underlined, “Education is and has always been the main pillar of powering progress through the BSP’s
Social Investment programme. Being able to contribute to enable children stay connected will go
beyond the pandemic. Today we have the opportunity to allow everybody have access to their learning.
This will be the pivot of digital literacy for many children across Brunei and towards achieving
Wawasan Brunei 2035 to have an educated, highly skilled and accomplished workforce.”
“Alhamdulillah, we hope that this contribution can help ease the burden of the students and improve
their access to learning. We wish the students the best of luck in their studies and to remain motivated
and never give up even during these difficult times,” said Pengiran Idris, BSP’s Acting Chief Information

The handover ceremony was conducted virtually between Agnete Johnsgaard-Lewis, BSP Managing
Director and Shell Country Chair in Brunei and Yang Mulia Datin Seri Paduka Dr. Hajah Romaizah
binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Deputy Minister of Education. Also in attendance were Yang Mulia Dr
Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati Binti Haji Tajuddin, Permanent Secretary (Core Education), Yang
Mulia Dr Haji Azman Bin Ahmad, Permanent Secretary (Higher Education), Yang Mulia Awang Haji

Muhammad Nazri bin Haji Muhammad Yusuf, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and
Infocommunications (MTIC), Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan,
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Deputy Permanent Secretaries,
government officials, AITI and other contributors.

Also joining from BSP were Haji Azmi Haji Mohd Hanifah, Deputy Managing Director, Pg Idris Pg
Sabtu, Acting CIO and Hj Jaafar Hj Awang Bakar, Corporate Manager.
BSP’s contribution of 100 laptops is part of the MOE’s Device Donation Campaign to raise 5000
devices for students. The donation is organised by the Ministry of Education (MOE), in collaboration
with Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) and Authority for Info-communications
Technology Industry (AITI) Brunei. The drive is ongoing from 30th August 2021 to 30th September

Prior to this, BSP staff through the #BSPCares initiative, have contributed 30 tablets to students in need
around the Belait District, as part of the Minda Prihatin COVID-19 Support Relief: Edulink – which is
led by the local youth non-government organisation (NGO) Minda Youth Movement.