Youth programme promotes solidarity, social integration

|     Azaraimy HH     |

SOME 42 youth from all districts had a unique experience after staying a night at Tanjong Maya Community Hall and learning about the many places of interests and tourist attractions in Tutong District.

The night stay was part of the Youth Bus Programme, an initiative by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Religious Affairs and District Offices nationwide as a symbol of social solidarity and integration by helping the participants to explore together all four districts in the country.

The programme, pulling together youth aged 16 to 20, aimed to teach and enhance personal development, leadership characteristics, competitiveness and understanding, as well as participants’ spirit of community services and to give the participants a chance to learn more closely on the nation’s rich culture and heritage.

After the sleepover, the programme continued early in the morning with a mass Subuh prayer and religious lecture at Kampong Tanjong Maya Mosque.

Participants then visited Tanjong Maya Cooperative Body in Kampong Tanjong Maya, and at 1K1P Gallery at Tutong District Office.

Youth Bus Programme expedition participants in group photo with Legislative Council members and district officials at Tutong District Office
Muhammad Faizrul Aziffikri bin Besar, 19, from RPN Bukit Beruang speaks during an interview. – PHOTOS: AZARAIMY HH

The participants also visited Virgin Coconut Oil mini factory and furniture making outlet from recycle materials, before heading to Telaga Tujuh Mandian Puteri for 4WD riding.

In the afternoon, the participants attended a briefing at the Tutong District Office.

Legislative Council members Yang Berhormat Haji Ramli bin Haji Lahit, Yang Berhormat Haji Umarali bin Esung, Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Wahab bin Apong; and Acting Assistant Tutong District Officer Haizul Rizal bin Haji Yahya were present.

During the visit to the Tutong District Office, participants answered some quizzes and the winners received prizes comprising products from the 1K1P Gallery.

After a mass Asar prayer at Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque in Pekan Tutong, the participants continued their expedition with a visit to Madu Kelulut making outlet and to the Sports Village in Berakas, Brunei-Muara District.

Participant Muhammad Faizrul Aziffikri bin Besar, 19, from RPN Bukit Beruang, said the programme promoted solidarity among youth and opened their eyes to many aspects of life outside school classroom. He said the programme is also beneficial towards personal development of participants.