Bandar Seri Begawan - The establishment of the Friends of Asia Pacific (FAPW) Brunei Darussalam can help girl guides grow and reach out to more girls and young women in the country.
In her welcoming remarks during the FAPW dinner at the Orchid Garden Hotel last Friday, Hajah Viviyanti binti Haji Ali, Deputy Chief Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association, in her capacity as a coordinator of the FAPW, said that the establishment of a working group of FAPW comprising the leaders from the Brunei Darussalam Girl Guides Association is needed to ensure its effectiveness.
Two officers from the Asia Pacific Region World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) namely Low Lih Jeng and Ching-Ching Wee Ong recently made an official visit to the Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam and attended a "Friends of Asia Pacific Dinner".
The guest of honour during the dinner was the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman.
The objective of the dinner was to provide an insight as well as exposure on the role of the 'Friends of Asia Pacific Region of the World Association of Girls Guides and Girl Scouts' and to increase the membership of the organisation. Payment for its membership cost US$100.
The Girl Guides Association of Brunei Darussalam hoped that more members of the public would join the organisation and participate in its charitable activities.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin