UNISHAMSxALSA GLOBAL OUTREACH PROGRAMME WEEK 1

DAY ONE: 20TH JANUARY 2019, SUNDAY

Fifteen exchange students taking part in a Global Outreach Programme  from Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah International Islamic University arrived in Brunei Darussalam. Their Global Outreach Programme in Brunei Darussalam were to last for two weeks starting from 20th January 2019 until 3rd February 2019. Alongside the fifteen students, they were also accompanied by their Deputy Rector, Dr. Rohani binti Desa, as well as their lecturer, Masyitah binti Mohd Zainon.

In the afternoon, the students visited the Mall, Gadong. After this, in the evening, the students participated in an ice-breaking session facilitated by ALSA Brunei.

The arrival of UNISHAMS delegates accompanied by two lecturers at
Brunei International Airport.

DAY TWO: 21ST JANUARY 2019, MONDAY

In the morning, the exchange students took part in a table round discussion at the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, revolving around the topic of voyeurism and the implementation of Shari’ah in Brunei. After the completion of the table round discussion, the students attended various lectures at the university until late afternoon.

In the evening, the exchange students visited the Gadong Night Market, whereby, they experienced a various amount of local food that can be found in Brunei Darussalam.

One of the fifteen delegates providing his view during the table discussion.

DAY THREE: 22ND JANUARY 2019, TUESDAY

The exchange students attended a number of lectures at the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University throughout the day. In the afternoon, their Deputy Rector, Dr. Rohani binti Desa, as well as their lecturer, Masyitah binti Mohd Zainon, departed from Brunei Darussalam to Malaysia, Kedah.

At night, the students went to Bandar Seri Begawan and visited the Yayasan Shopping Complex as well as the Eco-Corridor.

The male delegates with some ALSA members and a representative from SHALAWSOC at Yayasan Shopping Complex with the SOAS mosque in view.

DAY FOUR: 23RD JANUARY 2019, WEDNESDAY

In the morning, the exchange students attended a Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) lecture, given by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awang Othman, the Minister for the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The lecture was held at the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University.

Throughout the afternoon, the students attended other lectures at the University. At night, they were given free time.

One of the delegates posed some questions to the
Minister of Ministry of Religious Affairs.

DAY FIVE: 24TH JANUARY 2019, THURSDAY

In the morning, the exchange students partook in a client counseling activity, whereby a friendly competition was held between a team from Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah International Islamic University and a team from Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University.

In the afternoon, the exchange students participated in a friendly debate competition. Two teams competed against each other by which, each team was made up of a mixture of students from both the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah International Islamic University and the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University.

In the evening, the exchange students attended a Majlis Tahlil and Do’a Selamat, at the residence of Dr Widad binti Haji Abdul Aziz, a lecturer from the Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University.

Two teams comprising of ALSA members and UNISHAMS delegates partook in a heated debate on Sexuality: An Individual’s Rights.

DAY SIX: 25TH JANUARY 2019, FRIDAY

Acara Makan Tahun Pemedayan2019 welcomed the exchange students whereby, they were given a welcoming remark and briefing pertaining to Makan Tahun. The committee also provided an insight into the process of creating a local food known as Kelupis. Apart from this, they were also given the opportunity to take part in the process of creating the food.

In the afternoon, the students attended an ALSA Brunei event, Legal Colloquium whereby, it was a legal workshop facilitated by Tuan Sheikh Husrin Jairul Azry from the Daud Ismail Law Firm. From this legal workshop, the students were able to learn the essential preparations needed in preparing pleadings.

The delegates had the opportunity to experience making a local cuisine, “Kelupis”.

DAY SEVEN: 26TH JANUARY 2019, SATURDAY

In the morning, the exchange students visited the SMARTER EDGE, a centre for children with autism, and were welcomed by SMARTER’s president, Shri Malai Hj Abdullah Malai Hj Othman. After being given a briefing regarding on SMARTER, the students then proceeded with a tour of the facilities available at SMARTER EDGE.

After visiting SMARTER EDGE, the students then went to SMARTER BACA, a centre for adults with autism. At SMARTER BACA, the students were given a short briefing and were then showed the available facilities at the centre. In addition, they were also exposed to the ways in how adults with autism can be employed by going to the bistro and café available at SMARTER BACA, which are staffed by adults with autism.

In the afternoon, the students carried out community service at ABLE. Apart from carrying out community service, the students also had the opportunity to interact with the children at ABLE.

In the evening, the students attended the cultural night of Acara Makan Tahun Pemedayan2019, whereby they witnessed various performances pertaining to the culture of Kedayan.

UNISHAMS delegates were exposed to the culture of Kedayan tribe during the Cultural Night of Makan Tahun Pemedayan 2019.

DAY EIGHT: 27TH JANUARY 2019, SUNDAY

In the morning, the exchange students carried out community service at PGGMB school Sungai Akar. By the afternoon, the students attended the Majlis Pelancaran Wakaf Ilmu2019, which was held at the Sekolah Rendah Dato Mohd Yassin, Mukim Mentiri. At night, the Dean of Faculty of Shariah and Law from UNISSA welcomed the exchange students for a dinner and sharing session.

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