Filipino students, aged seven to 16, together with their parents and Filipino volunteer teachers, participated in a beach clean-up activity at the Berakas Forest Reserve’s beach on Friday.
The programme was held under the Philippines Embassy in Brunei Darussalam’s Filipino Language and Cultural Enrichment Programme (FLCEP), a project of National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Philippines’s Sentro Rizal-Brunei.
AdvocaLAW, comprising youth leaders in the Sultanate advocating for sustainability, collaborated with the Philippines Embassy, while Progresif Sdn Bhd partnered with AdvocaLAW to showcase eco-friendly and sustainable products to the beach clean-up participants.
The activity sought to instil awareness on environmental sustainability among Filipino children and youth through exposure at an early age, and inspire them as future global leaders to protect and conserve the planet’s oceans and seas.
The clean-up was organised by the embassy in observance of its Maritime and Archipelagic Nation Awareness Month (MANA Mo) celebrated every September in the Philippines to raise maritime and ocean awareness.