YASKA to hold Youth Camp in December
THE Children Cancer Foundation (YAKSA) will be organising a Youth Camp in December as part of their ongoing efforts of boosting confidence among cancer survivors.
According to a member of YAKSA, Amalina Rafhanah Mahon, te annual camp which is tentatively to be set in Belait, is the main activity organised by the assocation and it is the fourth to be held since YAKSA formed in 2010.
Although activities for the three-day camp, tentatively set in Belait, has yet to be unveiled, it has similar aims as previous camps where members share their experiences among the cancer survivors, boost self-confidence and self-esteem through activities as well as spending time doing outdoor activities while mingling with other cancer survivors.
Amalina said that the previous Youth Camps has achieved what they had aimed for and there is still room for improvement, citing an example of a member who started off shy but later made a change to a better person in the next Youth Camp.
“We want the children to become involved and give them exposure to these activities, it will be very productive for them to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem,” said Amalina.
In the previous Youth Camp, YAKSA members were taken to the Outward Bound Brunei Darusalam in Temburong where they were able to experience activities such as watersports, flying fox and rock climbing.
During this three-day camp, adult members of the association and volunteers will be taking care of the younger participants throughout the activities.
YAKSA is mainly run by parents of children with cancer with the support of medical staff and the backing of the Ministry of Health.
The Brunei Times