PKBN roadshow a hit with Belait public

Daniel Lim

The National Service Programme (PKBN), under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, is currently holding a three-day roadshow on its programme at KB Sentral Shopping Centre, Belait District.

Comes to a close today at 7pm, the roadshow is aimed at recruiting interested youth for the 10th intake of the PKBN.

Deputy Commandant of the PKBN Training Camp in Batu Apoi, Temburong District Major (Rtd) Sofian bin Haji Mohd Yassin, who was present to oversee the roadshow, told the Sunday Bulletin that the programme promotes the spirit of volunteerism among youth through the various charitable works incorporated into the training, adding that it also provides the graduates with an edge over their counterparts in the job market.

“Having gone through the training in PKBN and excelled in it means that they have proven themselves both physically and mentally fit for life and professional challenges,” he said.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Hazim bin Haji Hamzulani from Platoon 7 of the 9th intake of PKBN said the event provides an opportunity for prospective recruits to learn about the various activities in the three-month training programme.

He also noted enthusiasm from the public of the concept of PKBN, attributing it to the programme’s potential to “build character and confidence in tackling future challenges not just in the army but the overall working life”.

With the 10th intake slated for late November, Muhammad Hazim hopes the new intake will take the opportunity to support the Brunei Vision 2035.

Some 393 youngsters completed their training last March, and Major (Rtd) Sofian expects an increase in participation in the upcoming intake.

PKBN booth at KB Sentral Shopping Centre in Belait. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
Recent graduates of the PKBN programme sharing their experiences with a prospective recruit