BERAKAS, BRUNEI-MUARA: Based on the ‘Youth Participation In Social Activities’ theme, participants for the upcoming 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme (SSEAYP) have been urged to actively contribute to topics discussed during dialogues, ©BRUDIRECT.COM reported.
The ‘Don’t just be at the table, but also be on the menu’ approach was highlighted by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah as he advised participants during a ceremony for the handing over of the national flag yesterday.
The minister also pointed out that the participants need to share the experiences and achievements of Brunei Darussalam’s youth with their counterparts, such as the social and community works carried out in the Sultanate: Asean Young Professionals Volunteer Corps, Universiti Brunei Darussalam outreach programmes, Society for Community Outreach and Training, ‘Read or Take It,’ as well as ‘KatakIjau.’
The minister also stressed that participants should pursue the post programme activity objectives in which they need to identify the specific field of volunteerism they feel they can best engage in when contributing back to the development of local society.
He reminded participants they are each an ambassador for the nation and should ensure they portray a positive image of the country.
The head of Brunei’s contingent, Pengiran Anak Mohd Sofian bin Pengiran Anak Haji Ibrahim, in his remarks said that everyone is fully prepared and ready to embark on the 51-day journey that will see them visit the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Japan.
Haji Rosmadee bin Haji Mohd Daud, the Acting Director of Youth and Sports, accompanied by other officials from the ministry, also attended the ceremony for the 28 youths representing Brunei – the 30th time that the Sultanate has taken part since its introduction in 1984.