| Siti Hajar |
YOUTH empowerment in Brunei Darussalam is steadily making its presence felt in dozens of schools with many higher education institutions providing students with opportunities for growth to better equip them for the future.
As part of their journey towards self-development, seven students from schools in Brunei’s Cluster Three area took centre stage to discuss the most debated topic of the current generation – social media.
A forum on social media among the youth took place yesterday at the Sayyidina Umar Al-Khattab Secondary School. The student-centric panel comprised students from Year 9 and Year 10, and focussed on the definition of social media as well as its pros and cons.
During the opening ceremony, the Cluster Three area chairman explained that the forum aims to interactively expose the panel of students to their counterparts from different schools while providing them with the opportunity to share their research and encourage critical thinking among themselves and their peers.
“I am of the belief that students can learn and understand why social media is widely discussed,” both on a national and international level.
The initiative towards developing young leaders will extend to include more students from various levels within the Cluster Three area – around 10,000 individuals.
The guest of honour was the Director of Curriculum Development, Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Nawi.