Monday, March 10, 2008

Brunei Promotes Students' Interest In Stamps

BruneiDirect.Com reports Brunei's Chief Superintendent of Posts and Head of Philatelic Unit, Hjh Hammah bte Puasa is giving a series of presentations at local primary schools in a bid "to promote a love of stamps among children."

Ms. Puasa gave a brief history of the Philatelic unit and Postal Services Department and talked about the benefits of collecting stamps,the methods of collection and the different types of stamps to collect.

Brunei's Postal Service has a Standing Order Deposit Accounts for Students (SODAkids) which is a deposit account specifically for students that allows them to to easily purchase first day covers and stamps.

According to the report, "The SODAkids programme will be highlighted in schools to encourage the establishment of stamp clubs with the aim to raise the level of intellects among students, broaden their perspectives and social circle as well as persuade the students to be active for their own personal development."

Ms. Puasa believes stamp clubs are able to influence a person's intellectual and social skills.

Shown above, some early Brunei stamps.

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