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Brunei youth head to South Korea

James Kon

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) sent a delegation of 12 youth from institutions of higher learning, sixth form centres, organisations and youth movements to South Korea to join the Korea-Brunei Youth Exchange Programme 2023 on Monday.

The programme which runs until June 29 aims to forge ties and promote Bruneian culture.

The delegation, led by Acting Youth and Sports Officer Mohamad Ali Noh bin Haji Masri, will visit Hikground, Seoul Sky Tower, the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History as well as pay a courtesy call to the Brunei Darussalam Embassy in South Korea and Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF).

The visitors will also visit Wonju, Bonghwa and Suwon to tour Baekdudaegan National Arboretum, Seoul Future Lab, Bukchon Hanok Village and National Youth Future Center, ASEAN-Korea Center and Seocho Smart Youth Center.

The delegation will interact and carry out activities with their counterparts in South Korean as well as give presentations and join cultural performances.

One of the youth, Aisya Sofiya binti Haji Md Shailin, said she feels honoured to be chosen to represent the Sultanate and stated that she was nervous since this is the first time travelling overseas without her family, though she looks forward to making new friends and gain insights into Korean education and culture.

Director of Youth and Sports Umi Kalthum binti Haji Abdul Karim and the delegation’s families were present at the Brunei International Airport to bid the youth farewell.

Director of Youth and Sports Umi Kalthum binti Haji Abdul Karim in a group photo with the youth exchange programme participants. PHOTO: JAMES KON
The Director of Youth and Sports speaks to the youth. PHOTO: JAMES KON

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