Kakitangan SCB bersihkan Kampong Ayer

Kakitangan SCB bersihkan Kampong Ayer

Green Brunei News
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 8 Sept – Sekumpulan lebih 20 orang kakitangan Bank Standard Chartered (SCB) telah bergotong-royong membersihkan kawasan Kampong Ayer, berdekatan Kampung Sungai Besar pagi tadi. Aktiviti kesukarelawanan berkenaan dianjurkan oleh jawatankuasa Kelab Rekreasi SCB dan diketuai oleh Pengerusi Kelab, Awang Muhammad Red Abdullah Ong. Menurut kenyataan SCB, aktiviti berkenaan turut melibatkan kerja-sama Green Brunei yang mana sukarelawan-sukarelawannya turut menyertai aktiviti pembersihan berkenaan yang mengambil masa lebih dua jam. Awang Muhammad Red, dipetik sebagai berkata, “Saya gembira Standard Chartered menggalakkan kami sebagai kakitangan untuk memberi balik kepada komuniti menerusi aktiviti-aktiviti kesukarelawanan seperti ini. [caption id="attachment_823" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Sukarelawan bergambar ramai selepas bergotong-royong dalam aktiviti pembersihan di Kampong Ayer.[/caption] “Kampong Ayer adalah salah satu tarikan utama di Brunei, oleh itu di samping memulihara warisan kita, kami juga mahu meningkatkan kesedaran…
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Standard Chartered staff clean Kampong Ayer

Standard Chartered staff clean Kampong Ayer

Green Brunei News
A GROUP of more than 20 staff from Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) recently volunteered their time to clean areas of Kampong Ayer near Kampong Sungai Besar. The volunteering initiative was spearheaded by Standard Chartered’s Recreation Club committee and led by the club’s chairperson, Muhammad Red bin Abdullah Ong in collaboration with Green Brunei whose volunteers also participated in the activity. The volunteers started out from the jetty at the Waterfront in the capital at 7am and made their way via boat. The cleaning activity lasted over two hours. In a press release, Muhammad Red said he was pleased that Standard Chartered encourages their employees to give back to the community through volunteering activities. “Kampong Ayer is one of the main attractions in Brunei… In addition to preserving our heritage, we…
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Helping to keep Kg Ayer clean

Helping to keep Kg Ayer clean

Green Brunei News
A GROUP of more than 20 staff from Standard Chartered Bank volunteered their time to clean Kampong Ayer, near Kampung Sungai Besar area yesterday morning. The volunteering initiative was spearheaded by Standard Chartered’s Recreation Club committee and led by the club’s chairperson, Muhammad Red Abdullah Ong, in collaboration with Green Brunei whose volunteers also participated in the activity. The volunteers started out from the jetty at the waterfront in town at 7am and made their way to the via boat before commencing with their cleaning activity over two hours. Muhammad Red said: “I am pleased that Standard Chartered encourages us as employees to give back to the community through volunteering activities such as these. Kampong Ayer is one of the main attractions in Brunei and as such in addition to…
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Lessons on mother nature at Temburong Camp

Lessons on mother nature at Temburong Camp

Green Brunei News
TEN students from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Secondary School (YSHHBSS) recently had an adventurous time in Temburong while gaining a better understanding of climate change and its impact at a camp. The trip to the Climate Camp organised by eco-based non-governmental organisation Green Brunei at the Sumbiling Eco Village was part of the school’s August ACE (To Achieve To Challenge To Excel) Enrichment Programme. At the camp, representatives of the school comprising Year Nine and 10 students and their two teachers, ACE Enrichment Programme supervisor Airulyanti Aibau and Green Club supervisor Hana Suhana Johari, had the opportunity to experience challenging and exciting activities in the jungle around the river such as jungle trekking, tubing, swimming, visit to waterfall and night walk. It also covered both theoretical and practical aspects…
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Seminar Nadi Borneo labuh tirai

Seminar Nadi Borneo labuh tirai

Green Brunei News
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Seminar belia mengenai Nadi Borneo yang berlangsung selama tiga hari, telah berakhir dengan pengumpulan idea dan juga penyerahan sijil penyertaan yang berlangsung di Galeri Seni dan Kebudayaan Kampong Ayer. Seramai 29 belia telah menyertai seminar itu terdiri daripada belia dari Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia dan juga Malaysia. Belia-belia ini juga baru sahaja ikut serta dalam satu acara yang memfokuskan untuk meningkatkan kefahaman mereka tentang inisiatif Nadi Borneo dan juga memberikan kuasa kepada mereka sebagai ketua dalam penggerak generasi seterusnya dalam mempromosikan perkembangan mapan. Sebanyak enam idea projek telah dikemukakan oleh setiap kumpulan yang mana idea-idea itu merangkumi ‘Eco Camp’, Penswastaan Pusat Biodiversiti Meragang dan juga ‘The Green Elixir’. Kepelbagaian aktiviti Sepanjang tiga hari seminar itu dijalankan, pelbagai jenis aktiviti telah diungkayakan. Antaranya, para belia turut serta dalam…
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Heart of Borneo seminar for youth concludes

Heart of Borneo seminar for youth concludes

Green Brunei News
THE three-day youth seminar on the Heart of Borneo (HOB) concluded recently with a project pitching and certificate presentation at the Kampong Ayer Cultural and Tourism Gallery. Twenty-nine youth participants from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesian and Malaysia took part in the event which aims to increase understanding of the Heart of Borneo Initiative and empower them to be the next-generation leaders in promoting sustainable development, a press release said. Six project ideas were pitched by the teams, which include Eco Camp, the privatisation of the Meragang Biodiversity Centre and the Green Elixir. Over the three-day event, the participants took part in a forum titled ‘Empowering Youth in the Heart of Borneo: How Can Youth Take Action’, delivered by Dr Henry Chan, Leader of the Heart of Borneo Initiative, WWF Malaysia and…
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Two Bruneians awarded the Chevening Scholarship

Two Bruneians awarded the Chevening Scholarship

Green Brunei News
TWO Bruneians were awarded the Chevening Scholarship for the 2016-2017 session in a reception held yesterday at the residence of the British High Commissioner to Brunei. The recipients are Azizul Azri Hj Majit, an Administrative Officer 1st Grade at the Youth and Sports Department who will be pursuing an MSc in Sustainability and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London and Khairunissa Ash’ari, Co-Founder and Community Engagement Director at Green Brunei will be pursuing an MA in Environment, Politics and Globalisation at King’s College London. During the event, British High Commissioner to Brunei David Campbell said that he was pleased to present scholarships to the two recipients and represents a bond of friendship between the two countries. “These subjects are of global importance and to Brunei and I’m sure that…
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HoB seminar participants explore natural attractions

HoB seminar participants explore natural attractions

Green Brunei News
PARTICIPANTS of the Heart of Borneo (Hob) Youth Seminar explored the Tropical Biodiversity Centre in Sungai Liang yesterday. Comprising youth from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, the seminar is a three-day event where participants promote sustainable development through their own ideas. The visit to the centre was part of their itinerary on the second day. The group went on a 30-minute forest trek behind the centre led by its staff, Mohd Yusop Abdul Rahman. Throughout the trek, Mohd Yusop showed the different types of vegetation found in Brunei’s forests, and briefed them on their properties. The participants would be able to utilise the knowledge that they had gained during the trip when pitching ideas on the final day of the youth seminar. The group also went to Lamunin for Eko Kampung…
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Belia pemimpin masa depan

Belia pemimpin masa depan

Green Brunei News
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 26 Ogos – Golongan belia selaku pemimpin masa akan datang bukan sahaja perlu dilengkapi dengan ilmu pengetahuan yang berguna tetapi mereka juga harus mengambil langkah aktif dalam mempromosikan pembangunan mapan serta memahami peluang-peluang yang wujud dalam pemulihan sumber asli dan menangani isu-isu penting semasa. Isu-isu penting itu termasuk menyediakan peluang pekerjaan, membangunkan ekonomi, mempromosikan pembangunan mapan dan meningkatkan kehidupan masyarakat, di mana bagi menanganinya memerlukan belia yang bermaklumat serta mempunyai kemahiran kepimpinan yang tinggi supaya mereka mampu menyumbang kepada perubahan positif dalam komuniti masing-masing. Dalam hubungan itu, penganjuran Seminar Belia Nadi Borneo merupakan satu kaedah yang berkesan bagi membantu menjana kefahaman mengenai Nadi Borneo dalam kalangan golongan belia dan pada masa yang sama mengenal pasti bidang-bidang ekonomi yang berpotensi dikembangkan dalam Nadi Borneo. Perkara itu dijelaskan oleh…
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First HoB Youth Seminar to empower, discuss ideas

First HoB Youth Seminar to empower, discuss ideas

Green Brunei News
THE opening ceremony of the first Heart of Borneo (HoB) Youth Seminar was held yesterday at the Youth Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan. About 31 participants from Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia will be taking part in the three-day seminar to discuss the various challenges and opportunities for the HoB in promoting sustainable development through ideas. With the theme ‘Empowering Youth Leaders for Sustainable Development’, the seminar’s objectives include to develop an understanding of the Heart of Borneo Initiative amongst youths, as well as to identify potential areas to develop the economy. Moreover, youths are encouraged to take on leadership as a way to promote the HoB and ensuring sustainable development of their countries. The opening ceremony’s guest of honour was Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism) at…
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