15 female students take part in MCYS cooking programme

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A TOTAL of 15 female students completed the “Dapur Muslimah” programme organised by the Youth and Sports Department, Brunei-Muara branch yesterday.

The programme is generally aimed at shaping youths to be knowledgeable in all aspects.

This particular programme is aimed at encouraging Muslimah to open up their minds and try their hand at different recipes in cooking, Diana Hj Alias, secretary of the programme told The Brunei Times.

The programme took place over December 16 and 17 at the Youth Kitchen section of the Youth Centre in the capital.

“We have an annual Muslimah programme, and cooking is usually slotted as one of the contents.

“We decided to make the Dapur Muslimah programme a separate one. The recipes selected include local cakes,” added Diana who was one of the teaching staff.

There are a lot of social issues nowadays. The Youth and Sports Department is inviting the youth to join in our activities to guide them in religious aspects, entrepreneurship and other activities that promote awareness among Muslimah.

“Our youths are now more inclined to all things new, especially media. If we talk to them about other things such as cooking, they do not want to do it,” she said.

“In our two-day programme, we provided them with simple recipes. Of course, they were awkward at first but for their level, the results were satisfactory,” she added.

The participants were all students and some of them are members of the Youth Centre.

“We decided to do it on a small scale, so that we can retain their attention,” she said, adding that some of the participants were also naturally inclined towards entrepreneurship.

Diana also lauded the participants on their teamwork.

“Their feedback was good. InsyaAllah, we will continue the programme in future,” she said.

Diana expressed the hope that youths will make time to join their activities especially during the school holidays; these activities are not necessarily organised by the Youth and Sports Department.

“Seek knowledge, do not just rely on what we learn in school; we must get out of our comfort zone.”

Head programme coordinator Hj Mohamad Rosfazilah Hj Yusly presented certificates to the participants.

The Brunei Times