Volunteering for self-worth

By Jude Toyat
@judetbpseeds

 

THE KUCHING NORTH CITY Commission (DBKU) ended its four-day Majlis Agenda DBKU 2015 on January 11 with their highlight ‘Sembang RemajaKU’, a talk which focused on enlisting youth involvement in Kuching.

On the topic of volunteerism among the youth, Youth Volunteer Icon and entrepreneur Sulhie Salleh’s interest started when he was still in school as he became active in school clubs and activities.

 

(from left) Moderator of Sembang RemajaKU Nizam Maulana and three panels for the talk, Sulhie Salleh, Zaiwin Kassim and Salihin Abang.

(from left) Moderator of Sembang RemajaKU Nizam Maulana and three panels for the talk, Sulhie Salleh, Zaiwin Kassim and Salihin Abang.

 

“It started when I saw lots of the youth in my village bogged down by social ills and I thought of creating approaches to attract them to volunteering. Thankfully, my efforts have garnered a good response from the youths. There are also some success stories about the youths in my village.”

Sulhie said that it was important to be a volunteer as it encourages the youth to fill their time with beneficial activities while providing them opportunities to make friends and learn more about life values. Apart from that it can also foster self-worth among the youth.

“Youth need to have a very good self-esteem, to help them in being more courageous and focused in the pursuit of their ambitions and what they want to be in future,” he added.

He also encourages youth in Kuching to join any volunteering clubs and activities in Kuching, including the one that DBKU had set up for this purpose.

Youths interested in joining DBKU’s volunteering club are to register with the Bahagian Perhubungan dan Pembangunan Komuniti at DBKU main headquarters located at Petra Jaya Kuching. At the moment, there are about 80 youths who have registered with them and they are looking for more of those who are interested.

Panelists also included President of Koperasi Belia Inovatif Sarawak (KOBIS) Zaiwin Kassim, and entrepreneur Salihin Abang, while the moderator was Chairman of Sembang RemajaKU Nizam Maulana. Also attending the talk was DBKU Mayor Datuk Abang Abdul Wahap Julai.

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