BYLC to return in March 2021

James Kon

The Brunei Young Leaders Convention (BYLC) is scheduled to return on March 23-25 next year at the National Service Programme Training Camp in the Temburong District.

Details of the third BYLC were shared in a press conference led by Legislative Council (LegCo) member and Perspective Insan Academy Chairperson Yang Berhormat Iswandy bin Ahmad at the Youth Centre yesterday.

The convention aims to unite youth and stakeholders from public and private sectors as well as the community to deliver accurate and updated information on Brunei Vision 2035. It also provides a platform for youth to carry out programmes in achieving Brunei Vision 2035.

Al-Huffaz Management Co-Chairperson Haji Mohd Loqman Al-Hakim bin Haji Hamdan and Generasi Bekarih Project Manager Muhammad Syukri bin Jamil were also present.

Yang Berhormat Iswandy said, “We have seen a lot of initiatives from the government, the private sector and the community. At this convention, we would like to hear from the youth.

“It is interesting to note that in the previous two conventions, we saw the involvement of not only youth from non-government organisations (NGOs), but also youth of different abilities, as well as grassroots leaders.”

Legislative Council member and Perspective Insan Academy Chairperson Yang Berhormat Iswandy bin Ahmad, Al-Huffaz Management Co-Chairperson Haji Mohd Loqman Al-Hakim bin Haji Hamdan and Generasi Bekarih Project Manager Muhammad Syukri bin Jamil at the press conference. PHOTO: JAMES KON

He said the programme will include forums, talks, an adventure walk, mentoring clinics and tree-planting activities.

Yang Berhormat Iswandy added, “BYLC 2021 will be organised by three youth business organisations – Perspective Insan Academy, Al-Huffaz Management and Generasi Bekarih.

The motto for BYLC 2021 is BELIA which stands for ‘Believe, Empower, Lead, Inspire and Act’.”

Haji Mohd Loqman meanwhile shared some of the achievements of the previous BYLC, with eight organisations established, 19 companies set up, over 30 projects initiated and 59 partnerships formed.

“From the conventions, the participating youth discovered that there were opportunities and potential for them,” he said, while calling for youth to “make use of the opportunity to join us next year in the Temburong District”.

Muhammad Syukri said, “The BYLC is open to youth between 18 and 40, who are passionate about making positive changes, contributing to the nation’s development and achieving the Brunei Vision 2035.

“We hope to attract student councils, excelled students, active youth from NGOs, graduates, jobseekers, young progressives and talented youth to join the convention.

“We will also be conducting roadshows so interested youth can register with us. The registration deadline is March 1, 2021. ”

Visit www.bylconvention.com or the social media accounts @bylconvention to register.