Brunei Youth Council to hold camp, expo

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THE Brunei Youth Council will be holding a cultural camp for Bruneian and South Korean youth as well as a hijab and food expo later this year.

Khairunnisa Ash’ari, a member of the council, said the Brunei-Korea Youth Cultural Camp will promote cultural understanding among the participants.

Around 20 participants will be taken to various locations in the country to learn about the different cultures and traditions of Brunei, she said.

They will not only be watching cultural performances but will also be taken to communities and villages to get first-hand experience of traditional Brunei music, food and the Bruneian way of life, said Khairunnisa.

She said the council will seek the support of the South Korean embassy here and other Korean cultural groups to organise the cultural activities.

“We want to engage them so that we can have a stronger programme as well as strengthen relations between the two cultures and countries,” said Khairunnisa.

She said the council will also be collaborating with a Malaysian company in holding a hijab and food expo.

“This programme will focus on entrepreneurship. We want to provide (more) opportunities for local vendors to showcase their products,” she said.

She said vendors from Malaysia are also expected to take part in the expo.

“In return, selected vendors will also have the opportunity to represent Brunei in an exhibition hosted by Malaysia.”

Khairunnisa said the projects are being organised by the council’s new group of interns and committee members.

“We let them organise projects so they will learn how to take charge of things, be independent as well as acquire other skills such as good planning, time management and good teamwork.”

She added that both events will take place sometime in December.

The Brunei Times