3rd Tutong Volunteer Village Programme from Sept 18
THE Tutong District Volunteers Programme will be organising its third ‘Volunteer Village Programme’ (Program Perkampungan Sukarelawan) from September 18 to 22, said the head of the programme yesterday.
Muhd Azmi Hj Md Zainin an interview with The Brunei Times said a total of 50 people (20 male and 30 female) have registered to join the programme so far, and he expected the number to increase.
The first Volunteer Village Programme kicked off in February last year, with 21 participants which comprised youths, retired civil servants, job seekers residing in Tutong district.
The second programme was held last March this year and was attended by 20 participants.
The 3rd Volunteer Village Programme will be filled with activities aimed at strengthening the participants’ self-esteem, and developing skills for serving in any voluntary programmes or activities. Those interested to join the programme can get the forms at Tutong District Office.
The Tutong District Volunteer Group, commonly known as ‘Sukarelawan Daerah Tutong’, was established on February 2, 2015 with the aim of providing assistance to the community through volunteer work.
Since its establishment, the group had increased its members from 17 to over 80 members.
One of the group’s objectives is to create a volunteer group in Tutong District comprised people from various backgrounds in terms of education, occupation and skills that are needed by the community and country in the implementation of volunteer work and to become role models for future volunteers.
“Volunteering has no age limit, as long as you are driven, healthy and willing to help, and the experience that we gained is priceless,” he added.
The diverse background will ensure that the volunteers can learn from each other.
The activities that have been carried out by the group were helping residents in the district whose homes were affected by floods and landslides. They also provided support to people in need such as poor families, the elderly, the disabled and orphans.
More information on the volunteer group and its activities is available online on Facebook – Sukarelawan Daerah Tutong SUKA and their instagram, suka_tutong.
The Brunei Times