| Wani Roslan |
THE final year Bachelor of Business Administration students of Kolej International Graduate Studies (KIGS) will be organising three major events in March this year as part of their Event Management Project.
This was announced during a press conference held yesterday at the college premises in Kiulap.
The event, which is the final year project of the students who undertake the Event Management module, will feature Dodgeball Charity Tournament, Family Fiesta 2015 and Kenali Negara Kitani (KNK) Race.
The team leader of EM-POWER IGS for the Dodgeball Charity Tournament, Iswandy Ahmad, said a portion of the proceeds of the tournament will be donated to the Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam.
“There are 24 teams (12 from each gender) that have booked their place to compete in the whole-day event. Members of the public are invited to attend the charity game. No entrance ticket is required,” said the team leader.
The Dodgeball Charity Tournament will be held on March 15 at the multi-purpose hall of Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
The second project is the Family Fiesta, which will be held on March 29 from 8am to 5pm at Muara Beach. It will be organised by the Jasper Event Management and will be held in conjunction with the 31st National Day celebration.
The team leader of Jasper Event Management, Zulwaqar bin Haji Zulzali, said the Family Fiesta is aimed at encouraging those in the community, particularly in the Brunei-Muara District, who are active in the field of online business and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve their income and at the same time promoting products of each village and mukim to the public.
“We are inviting members of the public to attend the event as there will be various activities conducted such as horse riding, Nerf gun competition and tug-of-war. This can help strengthen closer ties among families,” he added.
He revealed that a portion of the proceeds from the Family Fiesta will be donated to the Community Development Department (JAPEM).
The third project highlighted during the press conference was the KNK Race, which will be held on March 30 from 8.30am to 6pm involving areas in Kiulap, Taman Jubli Perak and Kampong Ayer.
The president of Hungry Hippos for KNK Race, Muhammad Nuh @ Abdul Aziz bin Johari, said the KNK Race is designed to promote teamwork among the participants throughout the race by solving and completing the missions and tasks involved.
The participants will also be tested on their knowledge of Brunei Darussalam.
“Basically, the KNK Race is to educate and create awareness among the participants and to expose them to the four pillars of Brunei’s tourism – culture, heritage, nature and contemporary Asia,” he added.
The KNK Race targets students and members of the public and participation will be limited for 35 teams with three participants in each team.
The registration fee is $60 per team and they will be given T-shirts as well as other gifts. The closing date for registration is March 28.
“The KNK Race will also support a good cause by donating a portion of the proceeds to SMARTER Brunei,” he added.
The students’ final year projects are aimed at exposing them to an actual working environment and to give them the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge and skills into working practice and at the same time, to develop their skills, personalities and discipline to face future challenges.