| Danial Norjidi |
PERSATUAN Kemajuan Insan (KESAN) is hosting its 4th Catalyst Orientation Day at the Inspiring Hall at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) until today.
The two-day programme aims to develop leadership skills as well as promote the values of the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) philosophy among the youth.
In a press release, KESAN shared that it hopes to spread aware-ness amongst the participants on their roles and responsibilities as leaders for themselves, their families, and society as a whole.
Themed ‘Leadership in Islam’, the programme focusses on activities based on the leadership during the golden age of Islam, specifically in the involvement of youth in leadership.
Activities include workshops, discussions, and sharing sessions, all tailored to fit into the theme of leadership.
“We believe that it is imperative that we work on equipping our youths with strong morals and great character to ensure that the country continues to progress in prosperity and security,” said Coordinator of the programme Norafiqah binti Maidi.
“We hope that, through this programme, the participants will find good role models from among past Islamic leaders, and perhaps work to follow in their footsteps and emulate their good habits to become better leaders today,” she added.
With about 50 youth parti-cipants aged 16-27, the programme began yesterday morning with an introduction of KESAN as an organisation as well as a briefing on KESAN Catalysts, before ending with a sharing session from previous Catalysts.
The press release highlighted that the first day of the programme provided insight to the participants on the meaning and importance of leadership as well as their roles in it.
Established in 2006, KESAN is a non-governmental organisation committed to support the nation to achieve Brunei Vision 2035 as well as to become a Zikir nation by shaping and developing well-rounded youth with integrity and leadership skills.