Various legislations have since been introduced, enforced and/or amended to ensure the continued promotion and protection of human rights in the country.These include: • The Children and Young Persons Act (Cap 219), provides for the protection and rehabilitation of children and the establishment of the Juvenile Courts and Action Teams on Child Protection.Under the programme, the main services provided are: • Health Services (0–5 years old); • Private Child Care Centres (0–3 years old); and • Government (5 years old) and Non-Government (3–5 years old) Pre-school care and education. The e-Hijrah works on attaining higher levels of literacy in students through streamlining and maximising the support of teachers by improving their skills and confidence.This initiative will also strengthen the country's global network of other education systems so that they can contribute to and learn from the global education ecosystem. In January 2012, the country launched an assistance scheme whereby a total of 107 underprivileged students were provided with hostel accommodation to help them attain educational achievement.Summary: A compilation of extracts featuring child-rights issues from the reports submitted to the second Universal Periodic Review.There are extracts from the 'National Report', the 'Compilation of UN Information' and the 'Summary of Stakeholder's Information'.138) of the International Labour Organization to ensure the effective abolition of child labour and raise progressively the minimum age for admission to employment or work. On the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, Brunei Darussalam is amending its Royal Brunei Armed Forces Act 1984 which would thus enable the country to ratify the Optional Protocol. On the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Brunei Darussalam is withdrawing its reservations on paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 20 relating to the protection of a child without a family, as well as paragraph (a) of Article 21 of the Convention pertaining to the law on adoption. Brunei Darussalam also actively participates in the work and/or activities of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, which was established in April 2010. Brunei Darussalam has received visits from representatives of international bodies relevant to human rights including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Technical assistance has been given on programmes relating to children such as regulating and monitoring the quality of early childhood education.Trainings for relevant teachers and officers are provided through workshops, seminars and conferences for personnel dealing with early childhood education. A feasibility study on the provision of high quality Early Childhood Care and Education for children aged 3 and 4 is currently on-going.
To ensure that children are protected whilst under police custody, this Act prohibits them from being associated with adult offenders.The facets of the programme are: non-military training; involvement of all Bruneian citizens and permanent residents both male and female within the age group of 16–21 years old; a multi-disciplinary curriculum and training; and participation of government agencies, private sector, NGOs as well as individuals. Brunei Darussalam celebrates National Youth Day in August every year and a Youth Fund was launched in 2012.Promoting education for all (Recommendations 18, 19, 25 and 27) 65.It also ensures the protection of their identity with any court proceedings.
• The Compulsory Religious Education Act (Cap 215), enforced on 1 January 2013, provides for 7 years of compulsory religious education for all Muslim children.
These activities are held in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood’s, which plays a potential role in support of policy and advocacy in the region. A number of UNICEF representatives had visited the country and agreed to assist in areas such as implementing national standards on child protection and welfare homes, and the services and provision on child protection in the country. The Ministry of Education, through the technical assistance of UNICEF, has engaged the International Child Resource Exchange Institute from California, U. The outcome of the study will cover recommendations in areas such as teacher training and education, and possible models of Early Childhood Care and Education appropriate to the country's cultural and socio- economic background.