On Sunday 8 February, Nalanda Youths hosted the last session of the National Service trainees’ Programme. The session started at 2pm and prolonged for another hour till 6pm. The National Service trainees enjoyed the session very much, especially the lively sharing by Bro. Aggaphala on “How to face challenges in Society”. The trainees were motivated to face challenges and adversities in life with courage.
On Sunday 18 January, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted the 6th session of National Service trainees for the first batch in 2015. We had the opportunity to invite Bro. Aggaphala, a professional counsellor to conduct an interactive session with the trainees.
Report by Tai Wei Kit, Programme Co-ordinator & Nalandian Youth
Every Sunday afternoon from April to June 2014, Nalanda Centre hosted the second batch of 2014 National Service (NS) trainees for their Dhamma-learning Programme. Nalanda Youths were given the wonderful opportunity to take charge of the three-hour weekly programme over 10 sessions.
Nalanda Youths are currently hosting the 2nd batch of National Service (NS) Trainees in 2014. Sporting their new uniforms, the 60 trainees from Semenyih Camp will be at Nalanda Centre every Sunday from 2pm – 5pm for three consecutive months.
A warm send-off on 9 March marked the end of a 3-month-long Training Programme at Nalanda Centre for 56 National Service trainees from Semenyih Camp. In the eight sessions spent learning and growing together, the National Service trainees were exposed to basic understanding on Buddhism. The Nalanda programme also enabled trainees to learn important skills, values and culture that would support and serve them well throughout their lives.
It was another fruitful outing for 54 National Service (NS) trainees who attended Service Sunday at Nalanda Centre on 16 February. Their arrival was warmly greeted by Nalanda youths, who have for the past two months organised a series of interesting activities which aimed at sharing basic Dhamma knowledge with the trainees.
National Service trainees who attended Service at Nalanda Centre yesterday (26 January) were feted to a pre-New Year joyful celebration with meaningful activities and sharings. After pūja and meditation, Sis. Qi Hua shared about “Right Action, Effort, and Speech”. That was followed by group discussions and refreshments.