Youth

At the Youth For Change Conference, we got to sit next to humanitarian and development workers and annoy them with a dozen or so questions — even then, we only scratched the surface of their world. They deal with the most complex issues hindering life and happiness around the world, and for several days they were ours to pester and blew our minds.

SINGAPORE, 15 January 2018 – To support the nurturing of young social leaders who are empathetic, service-oriented and passionate about championing social causes, World Vision signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) last Saturday (13 Jan). The MOU will allow for the co-creation and execution of service-learning projects by NP students, in conjunction with World Vision.

Project HungerFree was held on 15 July 2017 at the Bukit Timah Campus of the National University of Singapore. It was a humanitarian-themed youth festival, complete with music performances and a documentary photography exhibition, which allowed students and young professionals to deepen their understanding about the challenges in the developing world.

Hunger is one of the most severe global issues — but  if the right actions are taken, it can actually be solved.

This was one of the main reasons why a group of student leaders, the Ambassadors of Anglo-Chinese School (International) Singapore, decided to collaborate with World Vision for our annual charity project.

Our campaign was called ‘ACS International Beats Hunger Together’ and it aimed to help vulnerable children in Tien Lu, Vietnam.

Before my trip to Phnom Penh, I remember feeling a pervasive sense of cynicism and weariness about the world. 2016 was a trying year, especially with it being characterised by all the chaos and political turmoil that many around the world had to endure. The disillusionment was omnipresent, and as much as I hate to admit, it seemed as if our humanity was on the edge of destruction.

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