| Ishan Ibrahim |
FIFTEEN youth leaders from Brunei Darussalam left for Singapore to participate in the Singapore-Brunei Youth Leadership Exchange Programme (SBYLEP).
Led by Dayang Hajah Fauziah binti Haji Abd Hamid, the event will take place at the city state from November 11 to 14, 2014.
Dayang Hajah Fauziah is the Deputy Director of Research, Development and International Affairs Section of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
In a positive follow-up to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s state visit in April 2014 to Singapore, an opportunity was paved to deepen the relations and further strengthen the long-standing ties between the two countries, bilaterally and other partnerships, especially in Asean.
Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam had also announced during the state visit that the inaugural run of the SBYLEP would be held in the second half of 2014.
The programme serves to develop the next generation of leaders and affirms the important role of youths. The SBYLEP would be coordinated annually on a rotational basis for four years (2014-2017).
These 15 youth leaders – aged from 19 to 35 years – will take part in the inaugural SBYLEP, coordinated by the National Youth Council of Singapore. The youth leaders come from the public, private sectors and NGOs.
With the theme of “Social Innovation”, SBYLEP aims to showcase innovative responses to social needs for positive changes, through the introduction of 3P (people, private and public) sector organisations and their concepts.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah and Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister Lawrence Wong of Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore, will attend the “Wrap Up and Dialogue Session” on November 14, 2014.