‘Get to know ASEAN’ raises ‘one community’ spirit

|     Hakim Hayat     |

THE Information Department conducted a ‘Get to know ASEAN’ briefing at St Andrew’s School in the capital yesterday as part of an ongoing effort to inculcate ASEAN unity among students.

School’s Principal Tan Lian Lian along with teachers and over 400 students were present.

Special Duties Officer Grade II and Head of the International Affairs Unit at the Information Department Abdul Karim bin Hamdan delivered the briefing. The briefing saw interactive segments of a video about ASEAN and an ASEAN quiz.

Organised by the department’s International Affairs Unit, as the Secretariat for the Sub-Committee of Information (SCI) of the ASEAN-Committee for Culture and Information (ASEAN-COCI), the briefing aimed to provide basic information on ASEAN, raise awareness on ASEAN and identify the role of the organisation in developing its member states.

The briefing also aimed to instil awareness and a sense of belonging among school students as one ASEAN community, in line with the ASEAN motto ‘One Vision, One Identity, One Community’.

Special Duties Officer Grade II and Head of the International Affairs Unit at the Information Department Abdul Karim bin Hamdan delivers the briefing. – INFO DEPT