Community is the essence of our Bruneian at Heart spirit.
As a Partner in Progress, we work closely with relevant stakeholders and strategic partners to affect change in issues at the heart of the community.
We focus our efforts on three areas:
Education, Entrepreneurship and Community.
Education projects nurture future leaders and thoughtful citizens. As a bank, we have particular expertise in financial knowledge and skills. We can help participants with financial planning, creating a business plan, leadership and teambuilding.
Entrepreneurship projects empower individuals and small businesses. Our entrepreneurship awards, micro-grant schemes and micro-credit schemes help to identity and to groom local talent.
Community projects preserve our tradition and way of life, helping Bruneians help each other and the environment. These are the projects with the widest social impact and for which we have received a lot of love from the Bruneian public.
BIBD’s Advocating Life-Long Learning for Aspiring Future (ALAF) Program is an education-community funding initiative in the form of financial support and assistance. The program is a manifestation of BIBD’s belief in the value of life-long learning in line with the objectives of Brunei Vision 2035.
The BIBD ALAF program supports less fortunate children in Brunei Draussalam so that opportunities for success are accessible for the underprivileged. Besides educational support, the program also provides for necessities such as stationaries, transportation and meals.
The program is run in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religious Affairs along with the support of local corporates and members of the public.
Launched in August 2020, the BIBD Special Entrepreneurial Empowerment and Development Scheme (BIBD SEED) is an award winning program that aspires to enhance the livelihood of underprivileged women in Brunei Darussalam by empowering them with entrepreneurial skills and facilitating their development into competitive, resilient and successful entrepreneurs in the local landscape and able to penetrate international markets.