Seventy-five trainees of the Youth Development Centre (PPB) recently completed their nine-month training under the Youth Development Programme 2022.
Mohammad Aimann Hakem bin Abdul Hirwandy @ Razali was awarded the Inspirational Award for his act of kindness when assisting his differently-abled coursemate.
“It is part of our responsibility as human beings, to help those in need,” he said, adding that he was always ready to help his coursemate whenever difficulties arose.
“I did not expect anything in return, I was sincere in helping him as he reminded me of a friend of mine. He expressed his gratitude through his smile, and that was enough.”
Another recipient Muhammad Sazri Faiz bin Abdul Aziz @ Sazri Faiz bin Sapawi, who received the Best Achievement Award in Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts, told the Bulletin that he wants to become an on-deck chef for an offshore company.
“After this, I plan to continue my study while also looking for job opportunities in order to help my parents and siblings.”
Muhammad Sazri Faiz advised those who have interests in culinary to be patient and stay on course.
Muhammad Raziq Akmal bin Hairolshah, a recipient for Best Achievement Award in Level 1 Certificate in Engineering (Welding), shared that he faced difficulties at first, but was determined to succeed.
Among the challenges was the constant soreness in his eyes from the sparks that came of the machine.
“My next plan is to continue my studies at the Institute of Brunei Technical of Education (IBTE) and pursue a career in underwater welding,” he said.
The only married trainee was Amalina Anirah binti Rahman, the recipient of the Best Achievement Award in Basic Beauty Therapy Skill course.
Juggling between studies and family, Amalina believes that strong will and determination had helped her through the programme.
During the recent YDC Carnival, one of her tasks was to promote her business. She had three days before evaluation.
“Besides acquiring experience, we were also shown how to interact with people, promote our businesses and how to draft our proposals, prepare our products, and manage our earnings,” she said, adding that she plans to open a home beauty spa in the future.
Meanwhile, Best Achievement Award in Parade recipient Nurul Nadiah @ Nur Diyana binti Abu Samah expanded her knowledge in Skill Proficiency Certificate in Plumbing.
Being the only female in class did not stop her from pursuing her dream. During the nine-month course, she was tasked to do piping installation.
“Alhamdulillah, my male coursemates were so helpful. Whenever I needed help to lift a heavy pipe, they were there to assist me.
“I choose plumbing as I find it interesting. Not many women venture in the field,” she said, hoping to secure a job in an oil and gas company.
“Many say plumbing works mean working under the scorching sun, but it hasn’t discourage me. I really enjoy learning about plumbing, and I am planning to expand my knowledge on pipe installation.”