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THE Private Institutions Section, Ministry of Education (MoE), with the cooperation of the Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Advancement (ILIA), Universiti Brunei Darussalam organised a talk for principals/headmasters and teachers from private schools.
The talk on Polio Points Programme was conducted at ILIA and was attended by 20 participants comprising two representatives from each private school.
The talk was carried out following the success of the Polio Points Programme run by International School Brunei (ISB) initiated by an Australian teacher d’Arcy Lunn and sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank.
Seeing the success of the programme, the organiser has invited d’Arcy Lunn to present his talk on conducting similar programmes to be implemented by other private schools in the country and to discuss on how to run such initiatives.
Lunn is a global educator who began his career as a teacher in Australia before moving on as an educator in over 65 countries and after working in Ethiopia, he created his own global-awareness presentation cycling tour around Aotearoa, New Zealand.
He then established the youth and schools programmes for Global Poverty Project (GPP) in Australia, an organisation he found while in New Zealand.
Last year, he finished a six-month misison with United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Uganda working as a communications specialist for routine immunisation and polio eradication stemming from work with UNICEF Pakistan and India in 2012.
“I also run a number of my own initiatives including Teaspoons of Change; Happy, simply; and Polio Points and to date I have been privileged to give over 400 global awareness presentations to more than 38,000 people mostly in schools but also conferences, keynote speeches, rotary clubs and various events,” he said.
His Teaspoons of Change initiative is about personal choices, decisions and actions that have positive impact on people and the planet, the Happy, simply initiative is on a sustainable lifestyle model and education project with two tiny homes built and Polio Points is an award and reward system helping to end polio, one point at a time.