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“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything,
but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” ~ Helen Keller
Recognizing the growing desire of Singapore youths to make the world a better place to live, the Singapore Youth Ambassadors (SYA) has been established as a platform to enable this. Formed by a team of passionate volunteers who have been involved in community work for more than twelve years, SYA aims not only to help youths make a difference, but also to enrich the lives of the youths who participate.
How SYA differs from other youth programs is in our emphasis on youths making a difference on other youths. As such, all SYA programs are youth-led in terms of planning, organizing and execution. The SYA does not belong to any individual or organization, but to every youth who believes that education is for all, regardless of your station in life. At SYA, we emphasize the spirit of excellence, responsibility of actions, moral uprightness in our personality, team spirit in our work, a good attitude towards living and, most importantly, service to mankind.
Our Program for 2014
To help youths make a difference, the SYA has lined-up four events for 2014 - Asia Student Leadership Conference, Asian Arts Festival 2014, Youth Environmental Summit and Hospitality Tourism Forum.
a. Asia Student Leadership Conference (ASLC) (3 to 7 August 2014). The ASLC is a leadership program that aims to imbue in youths an understanding of responsibility and the under-taking of it. In line with our approach of an event by youths for youths, speakers at the event will include youths with adults acting only as mentors. Incorporating youths from developed and developing countries, we want participants to recognize that they are the future and that together they can make a difference in the world. Key partners for the Conference are the Salvation Army, the Singapore Science Centre, the Boys brigade and Paya Lebar Methodist School.
b. Asian Arts Festival 2014 (AAF) (8 to 11 August 2014). With the theme “breaking Boundaries,” the AAF aims to promote Art for everyone. The AAF will use Art as the platform to breakdown the barrier between people and to youths (including the disabled) to share their dreams and to go beyond their own limits. Research has shown that “vocalizing” a dream increases the probability of achieving it. Key partners for this event are the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), Paya Lebar Methodist Girl School and the London College of Music.
c. Youth Environmental Summit (YES). The YES is a program dedicated to educating the next generation about the importance of saving the earth and instilling the responsibility in them to protect it. Besides raising awareness of the impact of human actions on the environment, the YES will demonstrate to participants that every little “green” action helps and how youths can make a difference in protecting mother earth. The YES will focus on including participants from countries like Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Myanmar.
d. Hospitality Tourism Forum (HTF). The HTF is our tourism forum. Through the HTF we endeavor to help more youths understand the service industry and how they can contribute in this area. This is a platform to showcase youths contributing to the economy of the world.
To be a part of the solution, you can make a difference by liking us at SG Youth Ambassadors.