Chevening alumni to host youth forum talk series

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Chevening Brunei Association will host the Brunei Chevening Youth Forum (BCYF) Talk Series later this week at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

The talk series will be the first of its kind by the association and it is slated to take place at UBD’s the Core at 8.30am on February 19.

Two Chevening alumni who are now based at the Special Education Unit of the Ministry of Education are expected to deliver talks at the series.

Education Officer and 2012/2013 alumnus Norali Ali Yusop will be sharing his journey in overcoming adversity as a visually challenged individual after losing his eyesight in his late teens as a result of meningitis.

Coordinator for the Hearing Impaired and 2002/2003 alumna Dr Hjh Norbayah Hj Shaminan will also be delivering a short lecture during the session.

Her lecture will focus on understanding the hearing-challenged.

Both talks will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The association said the BCYF talk series is a follow-up from last November’s forum where 180 youth representatives aged 15 to 27 were brought together at the national level.

It is aimed at promoting networking opportunities and thought leadership amongst youth through interactions with Chevening alumni.

It is also aimed at creating a platform for Brunei Chevening alumni to hold dialogue with the youth and capitalise on their alumni expertise, experience and influence to inspire the younger generation to participate in the development of Brunei and the global economy.

Funded by the Chevening Secretariat under the Chevening Alumni Project Fund, the talk series is open to all youth including students from both secondary and tertiary institutions, graduates, young professionals as well as non-governmental organisations.

It is also free of charge, however, registration is on a first come first serve basis. Those interested to take part in the talk are to fill in a form with their details at bit.ly/BCYFTalkSeries16.

The Brunei Times