Sunday, October 5, 2014
NEW executive committee members of the Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) were elected yesterday, following the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The meeting saw the election of Muhammad Mahyuddin Hj Othman as President of SCOT and Nurul Wadaah Mohd Noor as Vice President. Meanwhile, Amal Nazirah Hj Abdul Mulok and Bazilah Hj Saifuddin were elected as Secretary-General and Treasurer of SCOT, respectively.
The AGM also saw the inaugural presentation of the Honorary SCOT Award to Mohd Fadzil ‘Afifi Hj Hussin by Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman.
According to SCOT, the annual award will be given out to an outstanding SCOT member, in acknowledgement and appreciation for the member’s significant contribution towards development and progress of the organisation.
Candidates will be nominated and voted by other members, based on criteria such as leadership quality, personal development, teamwork effort and level of initiatives.
Speaking at the event, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina said that no nation would be able to achieve goals without active participation by the community — particularly the youth.
“As those who possess dynamism, energy and exposure to new ideas, the role of youth as partners in a country’s development is undeniable,” Datin Paduka Hjh Adina said.
Touching upon SCOT’s progress and ongoing projects since its inception in 2011, (including the Green Xchange Project, SCOT Education Project, SCOT Agriculture Project, Green Xhange H20 and Poverty Art) Datin Paduka Hjh Adina said it was a remarkable achievement, as they proved that youth could change the lives of the underprivileged – at national or international level.
“Such projects are not easy to run on their own. Leaders of high calibre, teamwork and a high level of commitment are required to achieve project objectives.
“With this, I convey my heartiest congratulations to SCOT for their efforts to not only eradicate poverty, but also in changing the attitudes and minds of the community,” Datin Paduka Hjh Adina said.
The deputy minister also said that SCOT members have become role models to other youth, and demonstrated that youth were catalysts and the driving forces of change, further saying that she hoped SCOT would attract participation from more youth.
Meanwhile, SCOT Chairman Anwar Mohammad said that the establishment of SCOT with its mission as the catalyst for sustainable poverty alleviation in Brunei is “growing year after year” through continuous development and innovation of projects that have significantly contributed positive changes into the lives of the country’s civil society.
Also present at the AGM yesterday were Acting Director of Youth and Sports Development Zafri Hj Mohamed, and Director of Youth and Sports Haji Abdul Malik Hj Mohammad.
SCOT is a registered organisation under the Registrar of Society (ROS) Brunei Darussalam and is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, as well as a multitude of corporate partners. Its main aim is help the underprivileged.
The Brunei Times
Source: The Brunei Times
Author: Amanda Yap
Published Date: Sunday, October 5th, 2014