Bandar Seri Begawan - Some 110 trainees, among them 50 females, will be involved in the third pioneering project of the National Service Programme (PKBN), the final project before it becomes a fully-fledged, permanent National Service Programme. The third pilot project is scheduled to run from December 10 to March 11, 2013.
The trainees, 70% of whom are students, will be involved in a 92-day training, the longest in terms of duration compared to the first and second pilot projects.
The training will play out at the training camp at the Sports Village in Berakas, Outward Bound Brunei in Temburong and in Serasa waters.
In view of this, trainees and their parents/guardians were yesterday briefed by Senior Special Duties Officer at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Awg Yahya bin Hj Metussin and Camp Commandant Major (Rtd) Mohammad bin Dollah.
The project aims towards producing a dynamic, competitive and excellent generation of youths. This is in line with the nation's youth policy to establish youths who are responsible and disciplined, so that they will not involve themselves in unhealthy social issues that could destroy their lives.
The training aims to give opportunities and exposure to trainees to undergo various processes of education, construction of the national identity and mental and physical strength based on the country's philosophy, Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB).
The training components include national identity and nationalism, discipline and physical training, community services and entreprenuership.
The first pilot project saw the involvement of 78 trainees, while the second involved 97 trainees. Registration for the third pilot project began in August 2012, during which 584 forms were distributed.
The trainees will be involved in various activities both individually or in groups. It emphasises courage, care, compassion, interaction, cooperation, integrity and trust, and is no way entirely a military training. The training concept also involves the government, private sector and NGOs, and will allow for experiential learning, and at the same time, take trainees out of their comfort zone.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin