Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Empowering future leaders

The Future Leaders Academy (FLY) concluded its four-month programme with 40 students from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Politeknik Brunei (PB) selected to attend the ‘Meet the Talents’ event to network with potential future employers, with a dinner at Anjung Saujana Restaurant yesterday.

The FLY programmes were conducted at five of Brunei’s main higher education institutions by Curious Mind to help develop confident and responsible future leaders and assist students in securing future employment by exposing them to opportunities that would connect them to industry leaders.

Over 250 students have attended the programme since July.

Over 20 prominent speakers were featured during the programme to share their wisdom on leadership. The speakers included Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Luke Arnold, Ministry of Education Medical Superintendent Dr Noor Affizan, British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam Defence Advisor Captain Jon Caple, Brunei Darussalam Central Bank Executive Director Dr Irene Yap and senior managers from sponsors.

The dinner was also attended by Basma Lachkar, Brunei’s first-ever silver medallist at the Asian Games, as the guest of honour.

Five students from each institution also joined a panel discussion with Jenny Malai Ali to reflect on the key lessons learnt from the FLY programme.

They provided insight into the issues that youth in the country are passionate and concerned about that they aspire to shape.

MoE Director of Schools Hajah Marina Chek binti Bujang and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Assistant Chief of Staff Amirul Ibrahim also shared their leadership experiences.

ABOVE & BELOW: Students during the panel discussion; and attendees in a group photo. PHOTO: FLY