Outward Bound coaches to be trained in Singapore

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FOUR coaches from Outward Bound Brunei Darussalam (OBBD) left for Singapore yesterday to attend a short-term training programme.

Participants are required to undergo the training before they are internationally qualified as Outward Bound coaches, according to a statement from OBBD yesterday.

The programme, which will be held at Outward Bound Singapore from April 12 to May 15, will be conducted by internationally recognised experts and coaches from countries such as US, United Kingdom and Singapore.

The programme includes several activities and modules such as technical skills regarding high risk outdoor activities as well as theories regarding facilitation techniques, presentation, group control and safety.

The statement said participation is one of the strategies by MCYS to ensure OBBD meets the standards set by the ministry and Outward Bound International.

It is also aimed at increasing the level of professionalism and skills of OBBD coaches, particularly when implementing, planning and drafting safe and high quality programmes.

Outward Bound, which opened in 1996, aims to improve the physical capability, quick-thinking skills, cooperation and friendship, as well as discipline of participants at its Batang Duri Camp in Temburong.

According to the OBBD website, participants have the opportunity to experience the challenges of living near pristine tropical wildlife sanctuaries, working in teams on white water rivers, climbing the canopy on challenge courses and walking above the river on an 81-metre suspension bridge.

Present during the send off at the Brunei International Airport yesterday was Deputy Director of Youth and Sports Development Hj Rosmadee Hj Mohd Daud.

The Brunei Times