Bandar Seri Begawan – A national youth policy has been approved to create a physical network infrastructure and protect the youths all over Brunei.
Pehin Dato Dr Haji Awang Hussain, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, disclosed this new policy at the award presentation for the Outstanding Youth Association 2004 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.
He said its ministry is currently and will continuously hold programmes which directly involve youths to develop their spirit and self-esteem.
The minister further said that today’s youth has to face several major challenges, particularly social problems.
During the function, he presented the awards in three different categories. These are the management category, economic category and project category.
The Tanjong Maya Association, PERTAMA from the Tutong District. Management category won the management category.
The Economic category, however, went to Tiga Kampong Bersatu Association, TIBA from the Brunei-Muara District.
Meanwhile, the Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Association from the Belait District won for the project category.
The award was to acknowledge youth associations, which showed continuous excellent performances in the aspect of management and administration and in implementing activities and projects in the field of economic, community and religion.
-- RTB News via BruDirect.com (Revised: June 29, 2004)