Saturday, April 7, 2018

Singapore youth conference 2018

Thanks for invitation.
Enjoyed myself at singapore youth conference - a collaboration between paym and nyc. 
So the first workshop i went to was about leadership and discovering your purpose and your story. 
The format was inspired by marshall ganz where it requires one to think about what affectes you in life that made you be who you are today and that determines your value and purpose. 
I was very inspired by the sharing by the participants as it reminded me that contributing and giving back is always a choice. Regardless of your background. Regards of what you have gone through
 Because everyone who has a story might inspire. Because time doesnt cost. Ok that said it might cost something to others. But aint it all about rearranging your schedule around it. But as my mum says not some people feels overwhelmed when they are in the situation and prefer to just give financially. Sure by all means. 
The main thing is do something.

My second workshop was on our national day pledge. I still remembered when i was living overseas and also when i was on the ssseap ship saying the pledge always made me feel like crying. Its like a prayer for singapore each time i said it for what we were and what we are to be

We, the citizens of Singapore,
pledge ourselves as one united people,
regardless of race, language or religion,
to build a democratic society
based on justice and equality
so as to achieve happiness, prosperity
and progress for our nation

So the question arise. What is the pledge to us. So we each chose an area of interest. For me i chose we the citizens of singapore
It was an open conversation
 Our concerns our appreciations our present our future our people etc etc
And i was glad it was filled with people asking how we could each contribute to the promises of the pledge in our own way - our voluntary our schools our workplace our family our neighborhood our community and more. Noone asking if our government should do more. Noone asking if policies can be changed. Its all about ourselves making the change. Because that can see a greater impact. Because this is our nation and our people.  

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