Two students representing Brunei Darussalam in the ASEAN Cyberkids Camp 2020, Awang Muhammad Musa Saifullah bin Mohammad Satria Alam Shah, Year 7 student from the Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, and Awang Redzuan bin Shahrinan, Year 6 student from DES School received the bronze award in the competition. The event that was held via online on the 16th of January was organised by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Republic of Indonesia.
In the competition, students had the opportunity to interact with participants from the other ASEAN member states and used their knowledge of Scratch programming to create a multimedia computer project based on the selected title 'Artificial Intelligence, AI. ASEAN CyberKids Camp is an annual event hosted by an ASEAN member state rotationally, and participated by primary students from the region. This year, only eight countries participated and each country was represented by one team of two students and one supervising tutor.
The ASEAN Cyberkids Camp aims to enhance the students' skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork as well as improving their ability to use ICT creatively and increasing awareness of cross-cultural issues. The camp is one of the initiatives under the ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting, and supported by the ASEAN Digital Senior Officials Meeting.
With the arrival of emerging technologies in Fourth industrial revolution, and to realise Brunei Darussalam as a Smart Nation, the youth need to be equipped with new skill sets which will enable them to adapt to such technologies as AI, Internet of Things and Big Data seamlessly. AITI has been proactively promoting the development of ICT knowledge and skills in the country, particularly among the young students with various programs including the annual TechKids Camp and Hackathon for Teens.
Source: Radio Television Brunei