Cuboree can impart valuable life skills to children

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

YOUTHS should participate in outdoor activities so they can balance between technology and being at one with nature, the minister of education said yesterday during the opening ceremony of the fourth Brunei Darussalam Cuboree.

The event was organised by the sultanate’s Scouts Association (PPNBD).

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Suyoi Hj Osman in his speech said that receiving a holistic education during their childhood will have a huge impact on them when they grow up.

“The participation of primary school students in co-curriculur activities gives them a chance to learn something useful as it hones their life skills and develops their discipline and moral values,” said the minister during the event which took place at the parking lot of Beribi branch of Supa Save.

He said that jamboree activities can provide awareness to students about life outside of the classroom so they do not become too engrossed in ‘virtual reality’ through electronic technology.

“Not taking control of the situation will certainly poison the minds of our younger generation and it is feared that this situation (of not living a balanced life) might alienate them from family and society,” the education minister said.

“It is our role as adults whether we come from government agencies or non-governmental organisations. It is our responsibility to shape our nation’s children to become future leaders of this country.”

The Brunei Times