Youth Empowerment Day at UBD

THE Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) final year students undertaking the module BB-4332 Project Management will be organising the ‘UBD Youth Empowerment Day’ tomorrow and Saturday at the Faculty of Integrated Science Building, UBD.

Officiating the event will be member of the Legislative Council, YB Khairunnisa binti Haji Ash’ari.

The event aims to encourage youth participation and empowerment through partici-pation in various aspects such as leadership, environmental awareness, innovation as well as the Sultanate’s national philosophy of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB).

Highlights of the first day include a Tausyeh competition between invited higher education institutions: UBD, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), Politeknik Brunei (PB) and Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB). The second day will feature gulingtangan and cultural performances.

Other activities include MIB quizzes, traditional games, PS4 FIFA ’17 tournament, car wash service, car show and vendors. There will also be exhibitions held by various youth organisations, government and private agencies.

The UBD Youth Empowerment Day is held as an initiative in answering His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s call for youth empowerment, where they are expected to develop into mature, patriotic and religious individuals who are competitive and aware of the importance of employability and marketability.

Through the initiative, it is hoped that Bruneian youths will be inspired and empowered to continue making a difference in their respective communities and beyond.

The BB-4332 Project Management module is offered as a Major core for Engineering and Major Option for Business Administration programmes in UBD. It aims to provide students with in-depth understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge on project management.

The event is organised to fulfil part of the module’s requirements.