Ahad, 20 April 2014

First PBB Youth Transformation programme at 7 locations

SIBU: The first ever PBB Youth Transformation programme here targets seven locations to connect with the community, thus strengthening cohesion.

In disclosing this, the programme committee advisor Dr Annuar Rapaee, said the programme, to be implemented next month, would help to encourage youths to take up healthy activities and hone their skills.

The areas identified are Kampung Nangka, Seduan/Jariah, Bandung/Barieng/ Datu Baru, Hilir/Pa’dris/Baharu/Datu Lama, Teku, Usahajaya Sentosa/Sibu Jaya and the longhouses.

Seven activities to be rolled out are ‘gotong-royong’, entrepreneurship course, health screening, shaping of human capital, sports, registration of new voters/new PBB members and up keeping of youth database.

Dr Annuar, who is Nangka assemblyman, said the programme was organised by PBB Youth zone 12 in collaboration with Nangka Service Centre.

“This is a programme that will involve the youth wing of five PBB branches, namely Nangka, Pelawan, Dudong, Bawang Assan and Bukit Assek, spearheaded by Abdul Ghani Sulhi.

“Some 450 PBB members from these five branches will be involved in the implementation of the two-day programme in each of the villages identified,” he told a press conference on Friday night.

He mentioned that the main thrust of the programme was to bring PBB youths closer to the villagers.

The youths in the villages identified, would be exposed to useful training meant to assist them in their future endeavors, he added.

“The entrepreneurship course is run in collaboration with CIDB. The youth will receive certificates upon completion of training, which is important for their career in the construction industry.

“Besides taking part in social and sport activities, the youth as part of their practical training ground, will be involved  in  ‘gotong-royong’,” he said.

Dr Annuar pointed out the programme also targeted unemployed youths in the villages.

“We want to make sure they have direction and be given this type of entrepreneurship training with CIDB.”

The programme, he said would bring the unemployed youths closer to PBB thus making it easier to find employment for them.

He further mentioned that they would also involve Labour Department.

Towards this end, he said they hope to maintain a database of unemployed youths in each of the villages involved.

Abdul Ghani chipped in, saying this was important to equip unemployed youth with skills to gain employment.

Dr Annuar assured the programme was people-oriented unlike ‘Impian Sarawak’ initiated by the opposition which was a political gimmick.

He said PBB Youth chief Datuk Fadillah Yusof, who is Works Minister is expected to officiate at one of the programmes.

- Borneo Post Online

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