The Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam always provide attention and aware on the well-being of children. Through the "Whole-of-Nation" approach, the government continues actively in ensuring that children will remain safe and their rights are protected as well as strengthening the protection ecosystem of children and young people under the age of 18 in the country. The matter was stated by Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports in an interview while celebrating the Universal Children's Day at Colonade, Jerudong Park, yesterday morning.
Yang Berhormat the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports said that this year, His Majesty will continue to provide priority in various aspects. Firstly, by building a protection house for children which the project has begun this year and is expected to complete by next year with a "Home Environment" concept. Secondly, a "National Framework for Child Protections" will be established and will be used as guidelines in providing protection to children.
Various activities were lined up to bring out talents and enhance children's development holistically in the aspects of physical, mental and spiritual. The celebration was attended by One Hundred children from government and private schools as well as the involvement of differently-abled children, OKU.
This year's Universal Children's Day carries a theme, 'Reimagine a Better World'. The 14th celebration is the country's continuous efforts and commitment in rectifying the Children's Rights Convention. The event was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports through the Department of Community Development, JAPEM in collaboration with Youth Volunteers and with the cooperation of strategic partners from various government and private agencies including the non-government bodies.