For Youth

 

Are you a student with a heart for
building a safer world for children?

Are you a teacher seeking to involve your
school community in helping children in need?

 

We are working with schools, organisations, and youth in Singapore to build a community driven by a shared conviction to help the world’s most vulnerable children to overcome poverty and injustice through service and advocacy. Join us in our mission to bring fullness of life to every child.

For a start, you can check out some of the inspiring efforts of young change-makers on our blog!

 

 

Upcoming Event: Youth For Change Conference

 

More than 100 million individuals have been displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations (UNHCR, 2022).

In the world’s most violent places, life for a child can change in an instant.

 

 

This December, come listen to the voices calling out for peace.

Uncover how conflict mitigation, humanitarian operations, and post-conflict rehabilitation help to build community resilience and keep children safe in the most dangerous parts of the world.

Visit us at YFCC to find out more!

 

 

 

Programmes for Schools & Youth

Youth For Change Conference (YFCC)

World Vision has been organising YFCC since 2016 to introduce students in Singapore to contemporary humanitarian and development issues. YFCC began as an in-person event held in different countries in ASEAN where World Vision is serving children and families in need. Participants got to interact with peers from different countries, and embark on a field visit as part of the conference programme to engage our field workers and the communities whom we serve in authentic project settings.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, YFCC moved online while preserving its international outlook, its commitment to cross-border learning experiences and collaborative opportunities among youth, and its objective of introducing the work of humanitarian and development practitioners to a wider audience.

Read more on YFCC 2021: Aftershocks here!

30 Hour Famine

The 30 Hour Famine has been held in Singapore for over 30 years, and has engaged over 6,000 youth aged 13 to 30. Various editions of this event are held across the world in countries where World Vision works every year, and collectively form an international movement for youth to be a voice for children in need.

In Singapore, the event places an emphasis on experiential learning, so that youth in Singapore may become more informed and empathetic advocates for vulnerable children. Participants are challenged to fast from food for 30 hours while navigating a series of interactive and educational challenges. The result is a deeper appreciation of the struggles of children and families who have to go without food for much longer than 30 hours.

Read more on 30 Hour Famine 2022: Children of the Multiverse here!

School Talks

Teachers and students are welcome to request a speaker from World Vision for your school, class, CCA, or organisation!

We offer talks on a range of global humanitarian and development needs, as well as related subjects such as climate change, which can be customised according to the size, age, profile, and learning objectives of your audience.

Workshops

We collaborate with schools and organisations to run workshops that highlight the needs of children struggling in difficult environments. Read more about some of our workshops here and here.

Service-Learning Projects

Schools and youth groups are welcome to collaborate with World Vision on in-person or virtual Service-Learning projects, which are run in partnership with the communities whom we serve overseas. Project teams receive guidance and logistical support from World Vision to define their Service-Learning objectives, design their activities, and execute their programme, so that the project addresses needs in the community meaningfully and complements World Vision’s development programmes effectively.

When embarking on in-person Service-Learning trips, teams develop and implement a programme that lasts up to two weeks and typically consists of educational activities and equipping sessions to empower local children, youth, and community members. During virtual Service-Learning projects, teams engage communities overseas through Zoom to deliver an online educational programme spanning up to 20 hours.

Project teams may wish to apply for the YEP or YEP-GO grant from Youth Corps Singapore to cover part of the expenses for their projects.

For Youth & School Collaboration

If you're interested in collaborating with us on any of the opportunities above, please fill in the form below and we'll be happy to get in touch with you! 

 

For more information on any of our activities, events, and partnership opportunities, please email
youth@worldvision.org.sg.

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