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UBD FASS-COP Human Library Project launches mini library in Temburong
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Thursday, June 20, 2013
UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Community Outreach Programme (FASS-COP) will be launching its Mini Library Kampung Amo ‘B’ long house in Temburong today as part of their Human Library Project .
UBD’s Human Library Project is run by a group of third year undergraduates from FASS who are undergoing their Discovery Year, which includes organising a Community Outreach Programme.
The objective of UBD’s Human Library Project is to reach 100 per cent literacy rate of the children in Kampung Amo.
“This mini library is constructed to encourage the children of Kampong Amo to read and as well to improve their reading literacy,” a press statement said yesterday.
The construction of the library began on June 8 and was completed on June 18.
Funds for the library construction were raised from a Zumba charity event held on May 25 with the cooperation and support of the Humanitarian Aid Action Group Katakijau.
“The UBD Human Library Project for this academic semester hopes that the next batch of UBD students that join the Human Library Project will continue to improve on this project and also proceed to other areas not only in Temburong but also in other parts of the county,”
(Top) A young girl reading a story book at Muara Library. (Center) Librarians giving away educational books to the children participating in the mid-term activities held by the Muara Library. (Above) A group photo of the children participating in Muara Library’s mid-term activities.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
EXCITING activities await members of the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) Library in Muara this second school term holiday.
From mathematics tests to colouring competitions to handicraft with recyclable materials, and even a visit to Luahan Agriculture Development Project Station in Jerudong, participants can be sure that their term break will be anything but boring.
Most of the activities will take place at the library itself, starting at 9am (apart from the visit to the Luahan Agriculture Development Project Station which commences at 8am).
The library also offers activities in the afternoon to cater for teenagers, which include a poetry writing competition, charades, a Bruneian language quiz, and a visit to Royal Regalia in the capital, among others.
The afternoon activities all start at 2pm, except for the Royal Regalia visit that starts at 8am.
The objective of these activities is to build character and personality in the youth, helping them to become competent, visionary, committed, and able to engage themselves in the library to gain knowledge.
The library’s activities also fill up the youth’s school holiday time in a positive way, with hopes that it will further encourage reading among them.
Prizes of stationery sets and books are also given away to participants who win in the quiz activities.
Those who are interested may head over to the Muara Library and apply to become a member to join their fun activities, which continue today, tomorrow, and on June 20 and 22.The Brunei Times