YCM workshop showcases local culture, traditions

Izah Azahari

A cultural workshop by the Youth Cultural Movement (YCM) of the 41st Brunei Participating Youth (BPY 41) was held at Politeknik Brunei (PB), School of Science and Engineering, Lumut Campus recently.

As part of BPY 41’s post programme activities, the workshop introduced Brunei Darussalam’s culture and traditions to local youth as they learn how to fold Sinjang and sastar in different styles, as well as creating awareness and educating the youth on the nation’s traditional culture.

It also aims to expose youth to popular local culture and spark interest to join active and productive youth development programmes.

Participating students also experienced a local traditional dance and quizzes.

The Youth Cultural Movement aims to enhance the public’s awareness and knowledge on the heritage, customs, tradition and culture of the Sultanate.

The enrichment and co-curricular programmes and activities are envisioned to broaden students’ learning experiences in PB by adding value to their education.

The Centre for Student Development and Innovation (CSDI) of PB set three central tasks underlying the principle roles of the centre.

These are building capacity – to create and develop programmes in leadership and human capacity development to help students develop their leadership potential and nurture their entrepreneurship capacity; nurturing vision – to collaborate and network with key industry players to facilitate the creation of new ideas that will foster innovation, and further entrepreneurial skills development and economic sustainability; and fostering Innovation – to initiate, develop and manage award and scholarship programmes that recognise achievements, creativity and innovation in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology
and leadership.

ABOVE & BELOW: Students don dastar and sinjang. PHOTOS: POLITEKNIK BRUNEI