This year’s Belia Cinta Tanah Air e-programme (e-PBCTA), unlike previous years, was held entirely online, said Youth and Sports Department (JBS) Acting Director Mariam binti Ulat at the virtual closing ceremony of the programme yesterday.
The outbreak, she added, it did not hinder the youth from sharing their knowledge and experience in expressing innovation and creativity through technology, regarded as a digital generation by the youth.
The acting director expressed hope for the programme to give impact to the youth through virtual activities including discussions, visits, exhibition, paperwork competitions and activities involving the programme’s strategic partners.
One of the youth, Siti Nor Syaza Zafirah binti Shahri said the participants acquired an abundance of new knowledge shared during group discussions. The programme was aimed at fostering closer ties among youth, said Siti Nor Syaza Zafirah, where they also learnt the meaning of friendship and shouldering responsibilities during the programme.
The e-PBCTA saw group presentations of the participants discussing Brunei community cultures such as food, clothing and how the youth have adapted to technology in times of COVID-19 outbreaks.
The programme, joined by 60 youth nationwide, was held in conjunction with Brunei’s 38th National Day celebration. It served as a virtual platform for participants and youth organisations to interact and exchange views, particularly in the field of youth development.
The programme is hoped to be held again to produce youth with potential and polished with skills and capabilities.