| Danial Norjidi |
DAVID Atthowe of Nomadic Lion gave a motivational talk at the Sports School in Berakas yesterday.
The talk was attended by 80 students of Year 8-10 from the school, and was officiated by the school’s Deputy Principal, Norilham bin Haji Jais.
David is walking 2500km around Borneo to raise awareness about positive local environmental and humanitarian projects. Having started walking from Tawai in sabah on August 22, he has covered more than 1200km to reach Brunei, and has spent the last 10 days in the Sultanate. He will be continuing his journey on Sunday, November 9 by walking to Tutong and Seria before crossing the border to Sarawak.
An environmentalist, humanitarian and naturalist, David is walking to inspire a positive change.
He founded “Nomadic Lion” earlier this year.
During yesterday’s talk, he shared his experience and spoke to students to help inspire them. Entitled, “Follow Your Dreams”, David’s motivational speech highlighted through his personal experience and story that anyone can achieve anything.
Speaking to the Borneo Bulletin yesterday, he shared, “There’s two things I love about Brunei – the people and the jungle.
The people are incredibly friendly and generous. They really do stop to say hi and to help. And then there’s the jungle. The environments of Brunei are incredible. You’ve got lush jungle, mangrove. It’s such a green country.”
He explained that his walking expedition carries two main messages, the first of which is to walk and be active.
“We want to encourage people to be active. It goes back to that concept that we’re born with feet, not roots. So we’re encouraging people to move and make walking a part of their lives.”
The second message he is trying to spread is about positive stories happening on Borneo.
“The things individuals and organisations are doing to make a positive change in Borneo and also the natural beauty of Borneo. We want to highlight the beautiful environment here.”
Yesterday’s talk was brought to the Sports School by Astera Consultant and Raw Food Asia.