Raising awareness on environment protection

James Kon

WEduAction and The Allegiance yesterday organised a ‘Heroes Amongst Us’ event for the children of the Brunei Down Syndrome Association (ABLE), who learnt about preserving the environment through fun activities.

The activities included a storytelling session, a ‘Leave No Trace’ hunt, and upcycling a garden using recycled materials.

Chairperson of WEduAction Nurizzatibalqis binti Haji Hailen said, “WeduAction is a new youth initiative under Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), that hopes to tackle environmental issues by educating children and youth

“This is our first community project under WEduAction that hopes to educate persons with different abilities on preserving the environment. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility.”

Currently, 128 individuals are registered with ABLE, which was established in 2012 to help both children and adults with Down’s Syndrome. According to the Child Development Centre, more than 300 children have been diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome.

WEduAction and children of the Brunei Down Syndrome Association (ABLE) in a group photo. PHOTO: JAMES KON