The Singapore Youth Ambassadors (SYA) is organising the Asia Student Leadership Conference (ASLC) from 3rd to 7th August 2014. ASLC is an annual leadership programme for students from all over Asia. Participants will learn to understand the importance and the potential in effective leadership and be inspired to make a change back in their own country. SYA believes that education will transform lives and change the world and that the youths of today can bring about solutions to the problems of tomorrow.
In this year’s programme, an expected 200 participants from Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Hong Kong, Brunei and Singapore will develop action plans to the problems of “education”, “social activism”, “financial habits”, and “social media”. The conference will include workshops and outdoor activities which will provide students with the opportunities to hone their leadership skills. It also aims at teaching students how to be a global citizen by giving back to society. Speakers at the event include Ms Ng Ling Ling, Managing Director of Community Chest, Mr. Sazali Abdul Wahid, Yayasan MENDAKI Director of Community Development and Mr Shareef Bin Abdul Jaffar, Asst. Secretary-General of MDIS.
The SYA, formed by a team of passionate volunteers who have been involved in community work for more than twelve years, aims to help youths make a difference. It also hopes to enrich the lives of the Youths who participate. All SYA programmes are led by youths for other youths, in terms of the planning, organising and execution. The SYA does not belong to any individual organisation, but to every youth who believes that education is for all, regardless of your station in life. The SYA emphasizes the spirit of excellence, responsibility of actions, moral righteousness, team spirit, positivity towards living and most importantly – service to mankind.