Community projects showcased at exhibition

Wani Roslan

The Young Executive Programme (YEP) is a flagship programme under Civil Service Leadership Pipeline (CSLP) conducted by the Civil Service Institute and one of the initiatives by the Public Service Department (JPA).

The programme recently saw the finale event of the 4th cohort – consisting of 28 civil servants from various ministries – called ‘The Community Work Presentation’ for the Community Work Module at the Civil Service Institute (IPA).

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud was the guest of honour.

Also in attendance was Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Datin Seri Paduka Dayang Hajah Elinda binti Haji CA Mohammad.

The event began with a photo session, followed by presentations from the four community work groups and concluded with an exhibition showcasing the projects.

Community Work Module from August 27-September 19 is one of the many leadership modules within the programme providing an opportunity for the officers to give back to the community through a range of initiatives, such as school roadshows, public awareness campaigns and intervention programmes.

The projects produced under the Community Work Module included ‘School of Thought’, ‘Well-Fare Project’, ‘ActFast’, and ‘A SustainaBRU Project’.

School of Thought aims to promote the importance of critical thinking as well as various forms of literacy among the public, while the Well-Fare Project aimed to assist those that are under monthly welfare assistance to be financially stable by equipping them with cooking and entrepreneurship skills, ActFast aimed to build a responsible and efficient society in reacting to an emergency by educating and demonstrating basic first aid skills to the general public, and A SustainaBRU Project aimed to raise awareness among the public with the 2R concept of Refusing and Reducing single-use disposables such as plastic bags and straws, and its effect towards the environment.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud in a group photo with the 4th cohort of Young Executive Programme
The minister tours the exhibition. PHOTOS: WANI ROSLAN