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"Providing youth in Brunei with the right tools, attitude and minset. The YES (Your Extraordinary Self) Program helps young people discover themselves, their influences, explore future goals and developing their ability to fulfill their life's intentions."
There are three modules which are 40 hours each. The YES (Your Extraordinary Self) program at the moment is conducted only during Brunei Darussalam puclic school holidays. Each module will last 5 days Monday till Thursday and Saturday from 8am till 5pm.
The up-coming program will be conducted this MARCH. Parents can send children on;
  • (Module 1) 23rd to 28th March 2009
The location where the YES (Your Extraordinary Self) program will be conducted will be at Study Zone Tuition School, Halimatul Saadiah Building (above Hua Ho) Gadong.
What the participants will need to bring is a journal or a note book and a pen. Everything else will be provided for, including their lunch.
For further enquiries and registration, please contact Siti or Hadizah;

What teens face today

In today's modern age, young people face an array of opportunities and challenges. The Y.E.S. program aims to respond to the critical issues teens face today by providing teens with the skills needed to negotiate a successful transition to adulthood.
Establishing and maintaining healthy relationships with friends, moving from dependency of childhood to the inter-dependency of adulthood, acquiring the education and skills necessary for employment, dealing with peer pressure and a changing economy are all making the traditional task of becoming an adult more of a challenge.

Young people must have knowledge, attitude and skills to successfully meet the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood. Within the program there is a wealth of exercises that are used to help young people, among others, gain knowledge about themselves and employment preparation; explore attitudes and values about growing up, gender roles, risk-taking and friendship; practicing the skills of goal-setting, decision making, negotiating, communicating, managing stress and job seeking.

Course Outline - Module 1 (Me Myself and I)

In this first module participants will be going through exercises that would allow them to understand themselves better and to find out who they are as individuals. The objectives are:
  • To identify things about oneself and positive qualities
  • To understand the meaning of values
  • Practice good communication skills
  • To practice assertive behavior
  • To learn to negotiate compromise in conflict situations
  • To define health and all its components
  • To identify risk to personal health
  • To understand stress and learn stress management techniques

There are two other modules in the YES (Your Extraordinary Self) program that builds on the discussion covered and practices in this first module.

Course Outline - Module 2 (My Community)

In this second module, the participants will be exploring their surrounding and environment. They will be able to identify what values have and are influencing them and where these values come from. The objectives of Module 2 are:
  • To identify personal, family and cultural values
  • To explore where values come from
  • To learn which behaviors can enhance or destroy a relationship
  • To understand the nature of family relationships and what influences them
  • To explore positive and negative elements in one's community
  • To learn about, meet and develop empathy for a variety of people

Course outline-Module 3 (My Future)

In this module the participants would have already have a better understanding about themselves and the communities they are in. They would have acquired a higher level of awareness and maturity. They are now ready to explore future goals and aspiration which they are willing to go into and view their choices. At the final stage of the YES (Your Extraordinary Self) program, we aim to:

  • To identify potential work skills and strength
  • To identify short-term and long-term goals
  • To learn and practice a process for setting goals and efforts to achieve them
  • To examine the importance of completing high school in relation to life plans and goals
  • To identify various ways of making decisions and to examine their results
  • To practice job-seeking skills
  • To learn how to be an effective employee