Empowering the impassioned youth

YOUTH who feel disconnected from the environment from the lack of involvement with nature may get involved with Green Brunei’s Youth Environmental Leadership Programme.

For interested 13-to-25-year-old environmentally conscious youths, they are promised with knowledge of the “green ways” including the practice of composting and learning the richness of the region’s biodiversity.

Held at the fringe of Brunei’s own pristine green treasures at Rainforest School in Temburong, theprogramme will teach participants the basics of environmental youth reporting from environmental science and issues’ classes while involving students to have a hands-on experience with nature through activities such as picking their own vegetables, short treks into the rainforest and cooking their own meals.

Jointly organised by Green Brunei, Education Provider, and Borneo Guide, the Project and Venue Partner, the programme will be facilitated by trained and experienced environmentalists, tour guides and locals with education resource partners from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE).

In long-term, the programme opens a door of opportunity to attend workshops and conferences with leading experts in the field of sustainability.

The alumni members will have the chance to network with other youth environmental leaders and develop set skills including project management, public speaking and event management.

They will also have the opportunity to work with Green Brunei on environmental campaigns, events and projects.

For more information, members of the public can visit http://www.green-brunei.com/yel/ or email Amanda at amanda.tew@green-brunei.com or Greg at greg@green-brunei.com for your own questions. The deadline for the registration is on May 27.

Green Brunei is a non-profit organisation that promotes environmental education and creates awareness on environmental conservation and clean technology through media, activities and projects.

Source: The Brunei Times