Hugh Evans, founder & CEO of Global Poverty Project was in the Sultanate advocating our youths through a series of public lectures held at various leading institutions in Brunei. SCOT was among the many privileged others who attended his public lecture at the Senate Room of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam Chancellor’s Hall on May 10th, 2012.
Global Poverty Project involves movements on meeting the Millennium Development Goals in eradicating poverty and helping reduce the number of those living below $1 a day by the year 2035. During the public lecture, Mr Evans in his capacity would love to develop a youth exchange program between young Bruneians and take them overseas and to be part of the volunteering activities itself to have a first hand experience.
Meanwhile, in the evening, Mr Mark Sawers, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei hosted a discussion & dinner event at his residence with Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports as the Guest of Honor of the evening’s event. The event was also attended by UBD’s Vice Chancellor, Dato Paduka Dr Hj Zulkarnain Hanafi; Founder of SCOT, Anwar Mohammad; and leaders of other local NGO’s in Brunei among others.
Photo (L-R): Khairunissa Ash’ari, Anwar Mohammad, Hugh Evans, Mr Mark Sawers, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman, Dato Paduka Dr Hj Zulkarnain Hanafi.
Photo courtesy of Adib Noor.