The National Children's Forum was organized by the Brunei Council on Social Welfare (Majlis Kesejahteraan Masyarakat), one of the NGOs in Brunei, on Friday, 3rd February 2017.
"In Pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals: Leave No Children Behind" had been chosen as the theme for this forum. As the guest of honour of this event, Mark Dieker, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam, said that he was glad to see Brunei also participating actively in supporting the global goals for sustainable development.
Mr Phenny Kakama, Senior Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF, was also very happy to join the event. He mentioned that this time the world needs to listen to the children's voices in bringing up sustainable development since they will be future leaders.
St George's School sent six students to this meaningful event. They were Jacob Kong, Mohd Afdlin Saufee Ilyas, Lavinia C Manacap, Cassandra Jacklya, Nuramal Ameerah and Bryan Jerick Lee under the supervision of Teacher Apiza Abdul Latiff.
Those students who participated in this event said, they were very fortunate to be selected because this event really benefitted them and they also gained experience working as a team with our students from various schools. Besides, they also gained lots of knowledge on sustainable development and realized the importance of their contribution towards it.
St George's School always looks forward to this kind of event which can help to boost the students' thinking skills and help them to build their character especially in teamwork and courtesy.
Apiza Abdul Latiff