Some 140 youth took part in the Brunei Young Leaders Convention (BYLC) 2021 organised by Perspective Insan, Al-Huffaz Management and Generasi Bekarih, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) at the National Service Programme (PKBN) in Temburong District from March 23-25.
Participants attended forums, built network and worked with appointed mentors, comprising experienced youth who have contributed to the development of the country and Brunei Vision 2035.
The BYLC was first held in 2018 to deliver accurate and updated information on Brunei Vision 2035, unite youth development agencies and provide a platform for the youth to conduct projects in support of Brunei Vision 2035.
Permanent Secretary (Vision, Finance and Cabinet) at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Pengiran Hajah Siti Nirmala binti Pengiran Haji Mohammad launched the opening ceremony and presented certificates to mentors, strategic partners, event partners, media partner, sponsors and supporters.
The first day of the convention featured a video on Brunei Vision 2035 by Pejabat Wawasan Brunei, followed by a ‘Youth Snapshot’ discussion session conducted by the Brunei Youth Council (MBB).
The first forum, ‘Well-Educated and Highly-Skilled People as Measured by the Highest International Standard’, was mentored by Dewi HK, Rozan Yunos, Hajah Zainab MA Omar, Pengiran Salimatul Sa’ada and Zed Peace.
The second forum on ‘Quality of Life’ was facilitated by Dina Alias, Rizan Latif, Syahmun Matassan, Haji Ali Yusri, Yussof Haji Abdul Majid, Noorhafizah Rashid, Radin Sufri Radin Basiuni and Malai Didi Abdullah.
The event also saw a Kuliah maghrib session on ‘Heart Therapy’ in the evening session, moderated by Loqman Hamdan along with Pengiran Abdul Basit and Khairul Nazif as invited panellists, followed by a session on ‘The Brunei Barometer: Youth Sample Survey’ conducted by the Centre for Strategic Policy and Studies (CSPS) and ended with an ‘adventure walk’ conducted by the Department of Youth and Sports.
The second day of the convention began with a ‘Temburong Excursion’ that showcased the efforts of the people in Temburong District towards sustainable tourism, community development and socio-economic development. Among the places in the itinerary was Kampong Batu Apoi where the youth learnt to make ambuyat.
There was also a ‘Resilience Building’ activity facilitated by the Department of Youth and Sports, followed by a ‘Leadership Circle’ session by the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Brunei.
The BYLC 2021 marked the end of the convention with three forums at PKBN building on March 25, joined by Deputy Permanent Secretary (Youth and Sports) at the MCYS Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Maiddin bin Pengiran Haji Said as the guest of honour.
Acting Temburong District Officer Mohd Amirul Hadi bin Haji Md Tajudin, Assistant Head of Radio Programmes at Radio Television Brunei (RTB) Salmi binti Haji Ibrahim and Camp Commandant of the PKBN Major (Rtd) Haji Mohammad bin Dollah were also present.