10 students cook for charity with ‘Jalinan Kasih Belia’

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THE Youth Centre in the capital is making full use of its kitchen in the name of charity this Ramadhan under the ‘Jalinan Kasih Belia’ programme, the centre’s head of youth entrepreneurship and international relations said.

According to Ak Kamal Ghadafi Pg Hj Suhaimi, 10 youth comprising students are currently making use of the centre’s ‘Youth Kitchen’ in order to cook food to be sold at the Ramadhan food bazaar at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.

The money made by selling thefood will be donated to underprivileged families.

Ak Kamal said this has been one of the centre’s ongoing projects over the fasting month for the past few years.

‘Jalinan Kasih Belia’, allows youth who are interested to help others to get involved in various activities.

Ak Kamal said for those currently cooking at the Youth Kitchen, they come up with their own ideas of what dishes they want to make and sell.

“We provide them the (cooking) facility, and during the day they spend their time there. They then bring the food over to the gerai to sell.

“The public’s response has been really good over the past few days,” he said.

The Youth and Sports Department under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports has given the youth a stall, free-of-charge, to sell their products at the food bazaar.

The students come from various educational institutions across the country, including the Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College and Nakhoda Ragam Vocational School.

“Besides utilising their time during Ramadhan, it is a good time for them to contribute not only to the department’s project, but also to the society as well,’’ Ak Kamal said.

Last year, he said, more than 100 youth took part in the project.

“There were so many who came to the kitchen to cook that the kitchen was so full,” he said.

Ak Kamal encouraged youth who would like to join this project throughout the month of Ramadhan to contact the Youth Centre.

A previous report said the Jalinan Kasih Belia programme was introduced by the department as an effort towards encouraging youth to be more responsible, compassionate, considerate towards others especially those in need.

The Brunei Times