BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, THURSDAY, 29/07/2021 - Brunei Religious Officers Student Association or more commonly known as BruROSA, once again, organised Unsung Heroes for the sixth time this year, circulating the theme, 'In Giving We Receive'. The event was held for two days, on the 28th and 29th of July 2021 at the Muslimah parking area of Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque.
Unsung Heroes is a charity drive organised by BruROSA as part of our summer break project in which our key objective is to show our gratitude to construction workers who have been diligent and hard-working to boost the blossoming of the nation’s infrastructure by providing them with donations which include long shelf life foods, lunch packs and clothing. The project aims to raise awareness in understanding the less fortunate and encourages people to be fair and impartial regardless of their religion, ethnicity and social class in the society.
On the first day of the event, 10 BruROSA members gathered at the parking area of Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque at 9 in the morning. Members of BruROSA started collecting donations from the public from 10 am until 4.30 pm. Further donations were received during the second day with the support of 10 BruROSA members and 21 volunteers. From this donation drive, BruROSA successfully collected a great amount of long shelf life foods such as rice and cooking essentials, drinks, lunch packs and men's casual clothing. The packaging of the donations was distributed into 7 groups which consist of BruROSA members and volunteers. By 11.30 am, all groups went ahead to their designated sites to hand out the donations to the migrant workers and returned to Jame' Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque around 1 pm. The donations were successfully distributed to a total of 272 migrant workers coming from 5 construction sites, including Regent's Square, Kiarong Flats, Kg Salar, Jerudong and Garbage Disposal Site at Rimba.
From participating in this event, BruROSA hopes that everyone has reaped benefits by expanding their perspective and improvising their inner character, just as this year's theme implies, 'In Giving We Receive'.
The Brunei Religious Officer Students Association, or more distinctively, known as BruROSA is an association of religious officers from across the UK and EIRE that deals with the religious welfare of all Bruneian students studying in the UK and EIRE. Currently, the Association has 14 Executive Committees and 30 Religious Officers from all Bruneian societies in the U.K. and EIRE. Other than Unsung Heroes, BruROSA also organises various annual events such as Kem Ibadah, Khatam Al-Quran, Photography and Writing Competitions. In the future, the association hopes to organise more events to increase the networking opportunity for students of different backgrounds as well as to help promote cultural diversity.