Five HK students visit MKM

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FIVE university students from Hong Kong, who are also members of the Hong Kong Federation of Youths Group, paid a visit to executive committee members of Brunei Council on Social Welfare (MKM), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), at its office in Melabau Complex in Kg Melabau, Serusop yesterday.

The students, who are currently studying at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as well as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, comprised Margaret Yau, Terrance Wan, Coey Cheung, Vincci Zhu and Tiger Zhong, said a press statement from MKM.

Under their Youths Group’s project on backpacking called “One Belt One Road One Friendship Programme” the trip to the Sultanate aims to explore the country and learn about the culture, tradition as well as the Bruneian way of life as they have not much information about it.

Part of their trip is to visit a charity organisation and they came across MKM on the internet. “We would like to know more about the social welfare programmes of the civil society in Brunei and we can see that MKM has a wide range of good programmes for the vulnerable,” said one of the students Vincci Zhu.

During the visit, the press statement added, MKM presented an overview of the various programmes and initiatives the council has taken so far since its establishment about five years ago. It gave the students a better perspective on what members and volunteers of MKM do in addressing the social issues in the country in its capacity as an NGO. MKM also highlighted its successes and challenges in managing an organisation with limited resources.

“The students were impressed by the MKM Legal Advice and Advisory Clinic that provide access to justice to the vulnerable groups,” the statement said.

The visiting students also handed over cash donation to support the MKM charity programme.

The Brunei Times