IT IS important to educate youth on the urgency of combating various environmental issues and protecting nature to ensure a sustainable future.
Nature’s Avenger Project is a programme for youth run by youth, where participants engage in games and fun activities to spread awareness on the importance of being environmental- friendly and to improve their attitude towards helping the environment.
Held at Youth centre yesterday and led by Dk Hanna Afiqah Pg HassanalAli Saifuddien, a Green Brunei Student Ambassador and Project Coordinator, the two-day programme was sponsored by HSBC and supported by Relentless Entertainment.
The highlight of the programme was the Eco-Race activity, where participants had to search for clues in different parts of Bandar Seri Begawan. Each location had an environmental challenge they had to complete in order to earn points.
The challenge was designed to teach them lessons on waste segregation, water conservation and the reality impact on pollution.
Speaking to The Brunei Times, Siti Nurhazimah Hj Mahmud, a student from Science College Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan, said that the experience had taught her and her teammate how their actions could impact the environment drastically.
She said that the experience had helped them to understand the important role youth play in preserving nature to create a better and sustainable society, in support of the country’s vision for 2035.
She added that Brunei boasts valuable natural resources, it is important to preserve the country’s natural treasure as it provides benefits in social, economic and environmental development.
Meanwhile, the Eco-Race had also helped them to familiarise themselves with Bandar Seri Begawan, she said.
Putri Nur Elviannie Mohd Haidzir, from Sayyidina Hasan Secondary Hassan admitted that she was shocked to see how polluted Kg Ayer was.
She learned the value of community service by clearing out the litter for the residents.
According to Rimba Secondary School student, Nurul Zaiemah Hj Sabtu, they were given tips on how to lower their carbon footprint and were encouraged to be more proactive in combating the climate change.
She also added that debate activity encouraged the youth to voice out their opinions, as well as improve their knowledge on environmental issues.
It is hoped that this programme will enable participants to be more engaged in more environmental activities in their daily life.
Source: The Brunei Times