Peace Talks

YOUTH FOR CHANGE CONFERENCE 2022

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

Come listen to the voices calling out for peace.

Venue: Republic Polytechnic
Registration Fee: $20

(Inclusive of lunch on Day 1)
Registration closes 30 Nov 2022

 


 

Join us this December as we 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.

 

 

 

Let the stories shared by our international field staff and youth leaders inspire you to be an advocate for peace!
 

 

Hear World Vision’s field staff
share how they forge conflict resilience
and reconciliation.

 

 

Embark on a virtual trip to a regional city
recovering from armed conflict.

 

 

Execute your very own advocacy campaign
for children living in conflict zones.
Piece together your dream of a peaceful future!

 

 

 

 

Programme Highlights
17-18 December 2022

(All hours are in Singapore time)

 

17th December
(Saturday)
0930 - 1700

  • First-hand accounts from World Vision’s field teams about overcoming the challenges and dangers of responding to emergency needs in fragile contexts such as Afghanistan and Myanmar
     
  • Workshops that uncover the surprising ways in which conflict, rehabilitation, and peacebuilding are connected to climate change, business, and poverty alleviation

 

 

18th December
(Sunday)
0900 - 1330

  • Panel on empowering children as peacebuilders in three countries with a history of violence
     
  • Virtual trip to Marawi and Cotabato, an area in the Philippines that experienced a five-month siege in 2017

 

 

 

Venue: Republic Polytechnic (Singapore)
Participants based overseas are welcome to join us via Zoom!
Registration Fee: SGD20

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Meet our Speakers

 

Asuntha Charles
National Director
WV Afghanistan

 

Moe Thu
Director for Humanitarian Emergency Affairs
WV Myanmar

 

Sethsamprathna Yeang
Senior Technical Specialist for Adolescent and Youth Participation
WV Cambodia

 

Oliver S. Apud
Peacebuilding and Context Adaptation Specialist
WV Philippines

 

Anthony Oyuji
Project Manager
World Vision Kenya

 

 

 

 

Workshops
 

 

Coffee Talks

Hear from a young business owner as she shares her first-hand account of the challenges and rewards of setting up a social enterprise in Singapore that seeks to support refugee livelihoods overseas. Have a go at devising your very own business plan to give refugees a hand up!

 

 

Climate Talks

Discover the hidden links between climate change and conflict risk. Hear from World Vision’s conflict sensitivity analysts as they share how climate change can be a threat multiplier in communities with low levels of conflict resilience. Learn about conflict assessment tools, and try your hand at threat level analysis based on real-life case studies drawn from our speakers’ experience of working in conflict zones.

 

 

Campaign Talks

Find out what it takes to plan and execute an advocacy campaign for children living in crisis settings when speed and accuracy are of the essence in gathering information, communicating needs, and social mobilisation. Become the voice calling for peace in your own circle of influence – and beyond!

 

 

 


For YFCC participants from Singapore who are students at partner institutions 

Look forward to another opportunity to act on what you’ll be learning at YFCC through in-person or online Service-Learning projects! As international travel starts to open up, we are excited to bring back in-person YEP projects! Embark on a trip and volunteer with overseas communities through Service-Learning projects in countries where World Vision runs community development programmes for child well-being.  

Unable to travel? Fret not, YEP-GO is still available! Volunteer with overseas communities through online Service-Learning projects without the need for travel. 

After being introduced at YFCC to the challenges that have emerged in different countries, you’ll have a chance to work in teams to develop and implement a 20-hour programme of online educational sessions (YEP-GO), or an in-person project to be rolled out on a trip lasting up to two weeks (YEP), for children and youth whom World Vision serves in countries such as Cambodia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.  

More information on Youth Corps Singapore’s YEP and YEP-GO programmes can be found here

 

 


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian and development organisation dedicated to addressing the needs of vulnerable children and families worldwide, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender, or nationality. Through a combination of relief, development, and advocacy programmes being implemented in about 100 countries around the world, World Vision works in partnership with disadvantaged communities to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice, thereby enabling them to reach their full potential. We also work in conjunction with the affiliated programmes and specialised agencies of the United Nations, including the World Food Programme, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and UNICEF, on issues that have an impact on the safety, health, and developmental potential of children. Our programmes address a range of essential needs that have a critical bearing on the livelihoods of poor families and the well-being of children. 

 

If you’re aged 17-35, and able to attend the programme in full, do sign up here and join us for YFCC!  

YFCC will return to being an in-person conference this year! For participants based overseas, an option to join us virtually will be provided. 

All registration fees are non-refundable, but you do have the option of identifying another person who can attend the conference in your place.  

All participants who are attending YFCC 2022 in-person at Republic Polytechnic must be fully vaccinated.

Youth Expedition Programme Goes Online (or YEP-GO) is a virtual initiative that was started by Youth Corps Singapore during the pandemic. It allows youth in Singapore to volunteer with overseas communities remotely through online Service-Learning projects without the need for travel. More information on YEP-GO can be found here.

After being introduced at YFCC to the challenges that have emerged in different countries, eligible participants will have a chance to work in teams to develop and implement a 20-hour programme of online educational sessions (a requirement of the YEP-GO initiative), or 10 days of in-person Service-Learning activities (for a YEP trip), for adolescents and youth whom World Vision serves in ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.   

No. YEP/ YEP-GO projects with World Vision will only be undertaken by YFCC participants in Singapore who have been recruited by partner schools to form project teams before the conference.  

Yes! Whether you’re embarking on a YEP trip or a YEP-GO project with World Vision, the issues and real-life case studies covered at YFCC will be relevant to your team as you prepare for your project. 

Yes! You can attend YFCC as a stand-alone educational event to learn more about peacebuilding, conflict sensitivity, and how children and youth can be agents of reconciliation. Equipped with this knowledge, you could even seek out your own service and advocacy opportunities independently after the conference.  

The adolescents and youth whom YEP and YEP-GO teams will be working with live in ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. They have been identified by World Vision's field workers as individuals who come from vulnerable backgrounds. All of them are part of World Vision's community development programmes, which focus on alleviating poverty and improving specific aspects of their well-being in a sustainable manner, including (and not limited to) educational outcomes, economic livelihoods, and ensuring that they live safe from abuse. More information on how World Vision’s community development programmes are carried out can be found here.

Each YEP-GO team will be matched to a specific group of adolescents or youth for the full duration of the project and will work jointly with World Vision and the community participants themselves on shaping the schedule of their sessions so as to complete their 20-hour project by the end of June 2023.  

If you are part of a team going on a YEP trip with World Vision, you will spend up to two weeks implementing your Service-Learning project in a community whom World Vision serves in ASEAN. Your project activities and trip itinerary will be planned in consultation with World Vision and the community members whom you will be working with. 

During the period of project development, your team will be scheduled for up to two check-in meetings with World Vision's field workers. You will need to come prepared to present your proposed plans for your project so that you can receive targeted feedback for refining them during these meetings.   

A representative from World Vision Singapore will facilitate the check-in meetings, and will be contactable during the project implementation phase to provide feedback on the online educational sessions that you will be running and to help with coordinating logistical arrangements for your projects (such as the stationery or equipment that community participants will need).  

Sure! You are welcome to contact us at youth@worldvision.org.sg or +65 69220133.