Youths engaging with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports ang Berhormat Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin (R) at last year’s convention. Image: BYLC

The Brunei Young Leaders Convention (BYLC) which is scheduled to be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) this August may see a line-up of investors willing to fund youth projects, depending on how strong they are pitched throughout the event.

Organisers Perspective Insan Academy, Al-Huffaz Management and Generasi Berkarih said they are looking to bring in more potential investors following the success of the first convention last year – where about eight projects were initiated and funded after the event.

BYLC’s Chairperson Yang Berhormat Iswandy Ahmad, who is a member of the Legislative Council (LegCo) said the partnerships initiated last year were made possible as the convention gathered like-minded people to strive for the same cause.

“Before BYLC, most NGOs would usually manage their projects by themselves, but with the convention, they were able to find people who have similar interests and partner with them,” he said.

The same also goes with how they develop their ideas, the chaiperson said.

“Engaging with discussions throughout the BYLC has enabled participants to realise their ideas into projects and activities – and this is what we strive for,” he added.

At the same time, YB Iswandy said he also wants to push for youths to play a more active role in their respective community, particularly at the grassroots level.

By actively engaging with the convention, YB Iswandy hoped that participants can gain enough experience to start their own project or better yet, to initiate their own organisations to better develop communities in the country.

Those who are interested to join the BYLC can visit the convention’s website – registration is still open until July 13.  Successful applicants are required to pay $150, although scholarships are available.

Further updates can be obtained via the BYLC’s social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) at @bylconvention.

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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