THIRTY young leaders, 15 from Singapore and 15 from Brunei, took part in the first edition of the Singapore-Brunei Youth Leadership Exchange Programme (SBYLEP) held in Singapore from November 10-14.
The programme was centred on the theme of ‘Social Innovation’.
“Though there are differences between the Singapore and Brunei delegations, we share the aspiration to see our youth becoming change makers in the society. With the SBYLEP, I’m confident we can work together towards creating an integrated Asean community,” said Yuvan Mohan, a Singaporean participant.
Ikmalina Hakimah, a participant from Brunei said, “During the SBYLEP, I’ve learnt more about social innovation and how we can help both countries achieve better living standards. We can learn from Singapore and apply it in Brunei, and I look forward to welcoming my new friends to Brunei as well.”
Singapore’s Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Lawrence Wong and his Bruneian counterpart, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, officiated the closing ceremony of the SBYLEP on Friday.