| James Kon |
YOUTHS participating in volunteerism can acquire lush benefits from its activities as it helps build confidence, life and leadership skills as well as self-fulfillment in achieving Vision 2035. It may also serve as a platform for the younger generation to give back to society.
This was highlighted by members of #Proactivebn, a newly established group comprising alumni members under the JBS leadership programme during the closing ceremony for ‘The Volunteer Festival’ in conjunction with the International Volunteer Day. It aims to encourage youths aged between 14 and 23 to participate in volunteerism.
Siti Majeedah binti Hj Ali Asgar, Head of the Steering Committee for #Proactivebn and Assistant Head Ak Md Dinio Hafizuddin bin Pg Azman expressed hopes to gain more participation from youths in their programmes.
“We hope to encourage youths to join activities of their interest. For example, if they are into sports, we will allocate them sports activities while those interested in the environment can join environmental activities.”
As a new group, Siti Majeedah explained that their current challenge is to build a reputation among locals and with a young mindset. #Proactivebn is gaining a steady group of followers through social media networks, Instagram and Facebook. The group is also looking at building networking within the community and NGOs.
With a team of 45 members, #Proactivebn is expected to officially launch by January next year and is hoping to conduct a fund-raising activity as well.
The Volunteer Festival concluded with a certificate presentation ceremony during the closing ceremony. Acting Deputy Director of Youth and Sports, Muhammad Aziman bin Hj Awg Nasir presented the certificates of appreciation to the participants.