| Hakim Hayat |
AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP and International Relations Programme for youth was officially launched yesterday, as part of efforts to push more of the younger generation to dive into self-employment opportunities.
The new programme, initiated by the Youth Entrepreneurship and International Relations Sub Unit of the Youth Centre, was launched yesterday in the presence of guest of honour Cikgu Yusof bin Haji Jemudin, Acting Assistant Director of Co-Curriculum Department, Ministry of Education (MoE).
According to programme leader Awangku Kamal Ghadafi bin Pengiran Haji Suhami, the weekly short courses – which have seen over 100 participants since starting earlier this month – serves as a platform for youth to attain entrepreneurial skills, muster up their courage to open up their own business, giving them opportunities to build networks with business figures, invited speakers as well as their peers.
The nine-month programme, which will also be extended to other districts in the country, will take up different topics each month and the programme leader said they are targeting over 1,000 participants up to its conclusion.
In the third week of the programme yesterday, over 50 participants took part in an engaging motivational talk facilitated by a successful youth entrepreneur, Khairul Ariffin bin Haji Abdul Aji, who is the mixer and owner of Aisbreadcream. The launching event at the Youth Centre in the capital also saw the guest of honour handing out appreciation certificates to facilitators and guest speakers of the programme.
Next month, the programme will take up the theme ‘Inspire Engage Workshop’, featuring motivational talks and activities, communication skills lessons and field trips, among others.
More youth in the country are encouraged to join the programme, and those interested may contact 8788116 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.