PKBN roadshow to raise awareness

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THE committee of the National Service Programme (PKBN) is currently holding a roadshow to raise public awareness on what the programme has to offer.

A secretariat staff member of the PKBN roadshow, told The Brunei Times that the event was aimed at informing people how the programme can benefit the youth.

“We have received a steady response from the public”, said the representative of the booth.

She added, “We are coming close to meeting the target number of applicants which is 150 for the third intake”.

The fourth PKBN intake, which commences in December 2015, targets to accept 250 participants. The third intake will commence in August 2015.

One of the booth visitors, a senior citizen who is a retired police officer, said the PKBN programme is “good for the youth”.

“It engages the youth in useful life skills and hones them to become responsible citizens who can contribute to the nation in the near future,” he said.

Components embedded in the PKBN programme include self-identity, religious studies, physical fitness and entrepreneurship.

Since the launch of PKBN in 2011, the programme has seen a total of 744 trainee graduates.

The roadshow for the Brunei-Muara District was held at The Mall, Gadong and drew to an end yesterday.

However, it will continue at the Hua Ho Petani Mall, Tutong, from June 21-22.

The PKBN roadshow will also be held in Belait at the Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC) on June 24 and 25.

Interested youths must hold either yellow or red Identity card (IC), aged between 16 and 21. The applicant should not be bound to any educational institution or employment and are only accepted based on the results of the individual’s medical examinations.

Registration can be made at the Secretariat Room of National Service Programme (PKBN) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

The Brunei Times