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Red Crescent concludes its training camp

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Monday, December 5, 2011

THE Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) ended its first "Exploring Humanitarian Law Camp" yesterday in a concluding function at the Taman Jubli Perak in Bandar Seri Begawan, in which 41 youths participated.

The Brunei Times interviewed some of the participants on what they learned at the camp.

"The activities were really fun. I wish the camp would have been a bit longer instead of just two days and one night," said Muhammad Sahlan Hj Roslan, 15.

The participant from Tutong district felt that the best thing about the camp was that everybody worked together in groups.

Another participant from the Brunei-Muara district saidthe classes that he foundmost interesting were the"International Humanitarian Law" as they taught theparticipants about the basic theories of humanitarianism.

"I feel more confident after the workshop, in terms of interacting with people, because of the games and programmes that they provided were all about communication skills," said Norali Izzam Rozaly, 15.

The District Director of the Brunei-Muara Branch Hj Muhammad Suhaimi Hj Ibrahim stated in his speech that "the main aim of the Red Crescent Society in organising the camp was to give an opportunity to the participants to learn that the most important role in society is to contribute towards the development and well-being of the community locally and internationally".

"I hope the participants have gained valuable knowledge and experience from all the activities during the camp," said the district director.

Hj Muhammad Suhaimi also added that it is hoped that the experiences and knowledge gained from the camp could be incorporated into group or other programmes that would be held in the future.Presenting the certificates was the guest of honour Secretary General of BDRCS Hj Julaini Hj Abd Latif.

Also in attendance were Regional Advisor for Asia Sukhdave Singh, Chairman of the Brunei- Muara District Branch Hj Murni Hj Damit, Secretary General of the Brunei-Muara District Branch Sheikh Hj Abdul Kadir Abdullah, District Directors and officers of the BDRCS.

(Top) Secretary General of BDRCS Hj Julaini Hj Abd Latif inspects the participants at the "Exploring Humanitarian Law Camp". (Center) Regional Advisor for Asia Sukhdave Singh from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) at the closing ceremony. (Above) Participants during a parade at the training camp. Pictures: BT/Wardi Buntar

The Brunei Times.

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