IT WAS a dream come true for 17 local kids from underprivileged families in the Brunei-Muara District when they left the country on Thursday to the Republic of Korea.
Their first time on an aircraft, the children are on a sponsored field trip to Korea, a courtesy extended by Sinar Tour Sdn Bhd who organised the trip with the support of the Korean Embassy in Brunei Darussalam, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB), Sinar Holdings, Dongwon Food and Beverages (Korea), At-Taqwa Travel Tours Sdn Bhd and Aewon Company.
The 11 to 16-year-olds are currently undergoing a special programme tailored to enhance their skills and talents to help them become successful in the future.
In an interview, participants Nur Amalia Mahirah binti Mohd Ridwan, Nur Azira binti Hazman and Noja Ain Maizurah binti Jaini expressed their excitement to be on a plane for the first time.
“This is my first time on a plane and I feel a bit nervous yet excited,” said Nur Amalia, a secondary school student.
Nur Azira added, “I can’t wait to go to Korea. We always see Korea in dramas. Now, I can really experience Korea for myself.