NGO seeks more youth to join creative industry

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TUTONG’s Badan Kesenian dan Kebudayaan (B2K) or Arts and Culture Body is seeking more youth to join the non-governmental association and develop Brunei’s creative industry.

In an interview yesterday, Head of B2K Language and Literature Section Dr Chong Ah Fok said the majority of members comprised senior citizens from the district.

“We need young members, not just as our successors but to drive the association towards its goals by having input from the younger generation on the best possible means of achieving B2K’s objectives,” he said.

Currently, the organisation has more than 100 members who are divided into three sections: culture and arts, language and literature as well as the archives section.

Dr Chong said being a part of the association would enable the young members to hone their skills in the field of their own choosing at B2K.

“We want the members to be committed to our objectives, continue to uphold and disseminate awareness of our own culture, language and identities through various forms of arts,” he said.

B2K also acts as a platform for youth to harness their talents and skills such as writing scripts for TV drama and acting, said Dr Chong.

“With such opportunities offered in B2K for them to develop their skills, young members like students and unemployed youth can also use the experience and knowledge to further enhance their portfolios,” he said.

Dr Chong went on to say B2K has been organising activities for youth in the district, including a Poetry Declamation event, and discussions on local books and forums in Tutong secondary schools.

“We will also be conducting a writing workshop tentatively by the end of this year for secondary students to involve youth in our activities while enhancing their knowledge on local literature,” he added.

The Brunei Times