Youth in Labuan engaged for recycling programme

PHOTO: SOME of the youth those taking part in the recycling programme are seen with Lions Club members.

1 October 2017

LABUAN – The Lions Club of Labuan Mandarin, Lions Club of Labuan and Lions Club of Bandar Seri Begawan took part in an initiative to help the environment by inviting members of their Leo Club, children of the Lion members and friends of Lions to a youth outreach recycling program on yesterday morning at Labuan Recycle Center.

The event was part of the “ Protecting Our Environment “ Centennial Campaign , a Lions global campaign that focusing on improving and protecting the environment.

The project chairperson, Eugene Ong spoke that the purpose of the project was to raise awareness among the young people to develop skills while emphasising the role of service towards the community.

The Leo Club of St. Anne, Leo Club of International School of Brunei, children of the Labuan Mandarin members and children of friends of Lions was taught on the process of recycling and experiencing a “hands on” activity segregating and packaging the recyclables for shipping.

All participants were later treated to a fellowship lunch at Fisherman Wharf restaurant to receive their certificates of recognition.

“Organising this project creates awareness among the young about caring for the environment,” said Ong.

Public may drop off their recycled items at the centre for every day from 9.30am to 2.00pm.

This Center welcomes volunteers on every Saturdays to help them segregate and pack the recycled items for shipment.

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