Motivational talk empowers students

|     Lyna Mohamad     |

DULI Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College students attended a motivational talk on ‘Empowering Educators and Students Towards Vision 2035’ at the college’s auditorium hall yesterday.

The college lecturers were also present. The talk began with the mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Ustaz Haji Amran bin Jalil.

Senior Mistress of Teachers’ Professional Development (TPD) Section Faridah binti Abdul Hamid introduced guest speaker Pengiran Dr Noor Affizan binti Pengiran Abdul Rahman.

The talk is one of the initiatives of the TPD Section under the Pendidik Cakna Ilmu programme, which is conducted annually. TPD, this year, chose a female speaker holding the post as Deputy Head of Ophthalmology, Ministry of Health.

Pengiran Dr Noor Affizan shared her study experience as a medical student abroad, a government officer working at the hospital and her charity work in the country and abroad.

Students at the talk. – LYNA MOHAMAD

A Consultant Eye Surgeon at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, Pengiran Dr Noor Affizan completed her specialist training at Singapore National Eye Centre in July last year.

Her passion for the development of Brunei towards Vision 2035 compelled her to go beyond her work in healthcare, volunteering her time to speak at schools and organisations to empower young people towards a bright, purpose driven future.

She has been shortlisted for the Women of the Future 2019 Southeast Asia Awards for the category on Community, Spirits and Public Service in recognition of her social contribution and is also listed on Southeast Asia women.org, which is a platform featuring outstanding women leaders across Southeast Asia.

She was also featured in Under Armour’s women empowerment campaign ‘Celebrate Women of South East Asia’ and on BruWomenDo, which is a social media page sharing stories of inspiring Bruneian women as well as featured in Pelita Brunei’s feature entitled Belia Berwawasan, Beri Sumbangan Demi Perubahan.

While training in Singapore, she discovered a renewed passion for learning and sharing new ideas and invested her time in understanding a range of social issues in the community and the wider region. Aiming to inspire people towards a bright, purpose driven future, she volunteers her time outside her working hours to speak at schools and organisations, combining passion and authentic storytelling with topics include leadership, personal development, empowerment and contribution.

Pengiran Dr Noor Affizan is also building stronger connections with local and regional organisations and high commissions and has been invited to participate in panels and forums that aim to promote local youth and national development of the Vision 2035 strategy.