| Rokiah Mahmud |
A WORKSHOP on creative writing came to an end yesterday following a closing ceremony held at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah in Kiarong.
The workshop, which was participated by 28 former inmates under the ‘friends under supervision’ programme and the Syababurroja Youth group of Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah, was jointly organised by the Counselling and Supervision Services of the Prisons Department and Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Committee.
Present as guest of honour at the ceremony was the Acting Director of Mosque Affairs, Haji Abdul Rajid bin Haji Mohd Salleh.
The workshop was held once a week since early November.
Among the objectives of the workshop was to provide a sound understanding about the involvement of former inmates in the community.
The programme also served as medium to support and encourage former inmates to integrate themselves into the community so that they would become more responsible individuals.
In his speech, the guest of honour encouraged the participants to actively involve themselves in the community so that they will be well adjusted and accepted.
He added that the society also needs to provide a helping hand to further guide them so that they will not repeat their past mistakes.
“By joining the workshop, it is hoped that the participants were able to acquire as much knowledge as possible, especially in enhancing their writing skills,” he continued.
Under the guidance of experienced facilitators, he added, participants were able to develop their ideas and creativity.
The event ended with a certificate presentation ceremony by the guest of honour.