BDAC to hold leadership programme

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THE Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council (BDAC) will be organising the Second Training on Team building and Youth Leadership Programme at Pusat Belia in Bandar Seri Begawan from September 5 to 7.

Siti Khalilah Hj Abdul Khalid, Secretary for Administration of BDAC, said the programme aims to teach youths the importance of teamwork and self-empowerment.

“A team in its simplest definition is a group of people with a common goal. In the context of young people working in a team, it’s often seen that young people are energetic, full of ideas and willing to deliver to the best of their abilities,” said Siti Khalilah.

This is applicable to student councils, peer counselors, youth committees of an organisation or programme, youth clubs or youth organisations and uniformed groups, among others, she said.

“Yet it’s often overlooked that these ‘potential’ skills are not tapped into and young people are only asked to go into their field of leadership with limited to no skills in managing a team.

“This can lead to the lack of sustainability of leadership, frustration among young people, dominance of current leaders, a lack of youth-adult partnership and eventually disempower (instead of empowering) young people in today’s world.

“It’s hoped that the Training on Team building and Youth Leadership Programme will be able to educate and empower young people in delivering their potentials while at the same time enhancing their aspiration to work better together in a team,” she added.

The programme aims to enable participants to build the capacity of youth peer educators in team management and presentation skills and instill confidence in young people in managerial positions.

It also aims to enhance the spirit of teamwork among the team members, encourage participants to appreciate the significance of youth leadership and positive attributes of good leadership and teach participants to identify the principles of leadership and effective leadership skills.

The programme is open to members of the public and BDAC members. Those interested can download the forms at and submit them to before August 28.

The fee is $20 per person inclusive of accommodation and meals. For more information, the public can contact Iswandy at 8760728 and Khalilah at 8905730.

The programme is co-organised by BDAC and its Penyinar Club and supported by the Youth and Sports Department under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

The BDAC is a non-profit organisation established in 2000 to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS in Brunei Darussalam and educate the public on related issues.

Penyinar Club is the youth division of BDAC which was set up in 2001 with the objective of motivating its members and other youths to practice a healthy and positive way of living, reach out to youths on HIV/AIDS related matters and HIV/AIDS prevention and spread awareness on HIV/AIDS and related issues.

The first Training on Teambuilding and Youth Leadership Programme took place this year from April 4-6.

The Brunei Times