(Above) Assistant Director (Secondary Education Division) at the Co-curriculum Department Roslin Suhailee (L) presenting a certificate to a new Brunei Red Crescent Society member.
Ahad, 3 April 2011
Red Crescent Society welcomes 155 new members
BRUNEI-MUARA Monday, April 4, 2011 BRUNEI Darussalam Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has recruited 155 new members yesterday after taking part in a recent training workshop with the Department of Co-Curriculum Education (JPKK). Head of the Uniform Division at JPKK Jalil Pengarah Hj Kapitan said out of the 14 participating secondary schools, this year saw the participation of the first college, Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB), contributing 60 of the 155 new members.
He said the Red Crescent Society has the potential of increasing its membership by making the activities more interesting, challenging and worthwhile as previously mentioned by Acting Director of Co-Curriculum Education in Belait District Hj Kassim Mohammad Yassin. Jalil added that the Belait acting director called on leaders of associations to improve their operations to increase their members among the student population.
Statistics show that only 634 students are involved in the Red Crescent Society last year. "Hopefully, the involvement of the students in this association will inspire and motivate themselves to excel in learning," he said. He hoped that their involvement would keep them away from making the association a stepping stone for immoral acts or as an escape from the care of their parents.
Assistant Director (Secondary Education Division) Roslin Suhailee from the Ministry of Education, who was the guest of honour, handed the certificates of attendance to representatives of the 14 schools. Those which took part in the training workshop were Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien College, Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, Pengiran Isteri Hjh Mariam Secondary School, Rimba Secondary School, Sayyidina Hasan Secondary School, Sayyidina Husain Secondary School, Masin Secondary School, Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam Secondary School, Sayyidina Umar Al-Khattab Secondary School, Berakas Secondary School, Awang Semaun Secondary School, St Andrew's School, Lambak Kiri Secondary School as well as KUPU SB.
After receiving their certificates, the students took their oath as new members of the association and pledged to look after the well-being of the people around them. (Top) Students reciting a pledge during the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society's recruitment of new members at Dato Marshal Primary School yesterday.
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