BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Forty-seven students from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) and Ministry of Education (MoE) were recently awarded with Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam’s (BIBD) ALAF (Advocating Life-long Learning for an Aspiring Future) scholarship.
Presenting the awards to them was the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and second Minister of Finance and Economy Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, in an event held at the Empire Hotel and Country Club.
Also present was the Acting Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hjh Romaizah Hj Mohd Salleh.
The ALAF programme is a scholarship scheme developed by BIBD in 2013 to help move the country closer to creating a highly skilled and educated populace – one of the goals underscored under its Vision 2035.
Its primary aim was to put education within the reach of underprivileged students, offering them the aid to pursue their passions. Including the new batch, the programme currently supports the development of 215 students altogether.