Roadshow to raise awareness on ASEAN amongst students

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THE ‘Jerayawara kenali ASEAN’ (get to know ASEAN roadshow) for high schools kicked off yesterday morning at Awang Semaun Secondary School in hopes to instil a sense of belonging to the ASEAN community amongst students.

In his speech, the deputy director of Department of Schools cum head of Schools Performance Management Section, Ministry of Education, expressed his hope that the three-year programme would be able to inject the spirit of patriotism and a sense of belonging amongst students in the sultanate.

Nudin Hj Mohammad added that he hoped students will be able to appreciate the function of ASEAN and the purpose of its formation to realise its motto of “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.

This is the first roadshow to be held for high schools around the country, organised by the Information Department through its international affairs unit as secretariat for the ASEAN-COCI sub-committee of information (SCI).

The objective of the roadshow is to educate school-goers on information pertaining to ASEAN.

The roadshow will be ongoing for three years with focus on students in Year Seven, Eight and Nine from government and private high schools throughout the country.

In a press release issued by the Information Department, the roadshow is aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of ASEAN among students to instil in them a sense of belonging to the ASEAN community as well as to prepare them for their role as future leaders of the country.

During the event, Abdul Karim Hamdan, Special Duties Officer as head of the International Affairs Unit at the Information Department gave a briefing about ASEAN to the students.

The briefing also touched on information about Brunei’s Vision 2035 including various statistics on Brunei and countries in the ASEAN region.

After the briefing, a quiz was held to test students’ knowledge on ASEAN.

The Brunei Times