Youth Eco Video Award winners visit Berambang Island

Posted on  01/03/2013  |  Media Centre

Posted date: March 01, 2013

By Danial Norjidi

WINNERS of the Youth Eco Video Documentary Awards in last year’s National Environment Conference went on an educational trip around Berambang Island recently.

The trip was organised by Asia Inc Forum in collaboration with ShavezCheema from 1StopBrunei and supported by corporate partners from 2012 CPP programme, HSBC, Total, Butra Heidelberg Cement and Alcoa.

A group photo before setting off for the trip. – ASIA INC FORUM

A group photo before setting off for the trip. – ASIA INC FORUM

According to Asia Inc Forum, the trip was an opportunity for the students to experience nature and witness wildlife such as seeing the proboscis monkeys, snakes and crocodiles in their natural habitat.

It included a tour around one of Brunei Darussalam’s most pristine mangrove ecosystem that supports these animals which in turn provides the students a better understanding of the importance of conservation.

The students who joined the trip were from Sekolah Menengah Masin, Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Hasan, PTE Meragang and Maktab Sains.

However, students from Sekolah Menengah Awang Semaun who also won the awards were unable to join.

The youth awards competition received 36 entries from schools in Brunei last year.

It aimed at providing a platform for young people to showcase creativity and critical thinking in identifying environmental problems that impact the Sultanate.

Asia Inc Forum will convene the 6th National Environment Conference, Brunei’s premier and largest conference on environmental and economic sustainability in June this year. The exact date will be announced soon.