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12 Girl Guides Head For Malaysia Competition

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Written by Sally Piri Wednesday, 15 December 2010 08:19


Bandar Seri Begawan - Twelve members of Girl Guides' Association of Brunei Darussalam (PPPBD) will leave Brunei today for the "Centenary Brownie Challenge" in Malaysia on December 15-19, in a bid to equip their knowledge in scouting and guiding and to enhance friendship among its international members.

The five-day event themed "Together we can end extreme poverty and hunger", will take place at the prestigious University of Malaya, the oldest university in Malaysia. The event is open to brownie-age level participants and leaders from across the world.

Brunei will be sending its girl guides members aged nine to 12, as well as four guiders.
At the PPPBD's headquarters in Anggerek Desa, Assistant Director of the Department of Co-Curriculum Education Abd Ghani Hj Kadir Monday presented the national flag to the representative of Brunei delegates who will participate in the event.

"You all are the young ambassadors of Brunei. As the young ambassadors of the country you should be able to ensure discipline and do your best as well as to take part in all programme activities," Abd Ghani told the members of Girl Guides' Association who have been selected for the programme.

He also advised the girl guides to look after their own safety and health.

Participation in the event will be divided into two groups - Group A will be supervised by Kaniz Abdul Shakoor, PPPBD's honourary assistant secretary of Oversee Activity and International Division, while Group B will be supervised under Co-Curriculum Officer Izat Hj Tua.

Kaniz said that in Malaysia, the groups will visit Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre of Malaysia; the Science Park and the Petronas twin towers.

"We would like to get experiences, improve our knowledge as well as enhance our relations with our counterparts such as Malaysia," Kaniz said.

Nextyear, she added, Brunei is planning to invite its Malaysian counterpart to the Sultanate to celebrate the 60th PPPBD anniversary.

The Centenary Brownie Challenge aims to nurture the spirit of cooperation and empathy for poverty through the awareness of guiding beliefs and values and foster friendship and sisterhood among participants from various countries. PPPBD was founded in 1951 and became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 1996. -- Courtesy of The Brunei Times

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