It was launched in Brunei on 1st May 2001, in response to Brunei Darussalam Economic Council’s (BDEC) efforts to support long-term sustainable economic development.
It is officially funded by Brunei Shell Petroleum Company as part of its commitment towards the economic development of the country.
LiveWIRE is originally an international programme developed by Shell to support youth development; specifically to help young people become interested in setting up their own businesses and working for themselves. Originally launched in the UK in 1982, it is one of shell’s flagship social investment programme with a global roll-out aimed at contributing towards a buoyant economy and a community of more fulfilled individuals.
LiveWIRE International programmes are now running in Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Chile, United Kingdom, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Singapore, Sri Lanka and South Africa.