our grade 11 students went to Asian Students Leadership Conference that held by Youth Ambassadors Singapore. We went there for 5 days, from 26th – 30th July 2017, to do several activities together with some students from different country in Asia. First day, we arrived in Singapore we’re warmly welcomed by the committee from Youth Ambassadors Singapore. Then the students had a fun and enriching time with their new-found friends, guided by facilitators from SD Adventure Singapore. Speakers from CAMP Challenge also arrived to share about the leadership education initiative of the National Youth Achievement Award.
The 2nd day, in the hot sun, students and some teachers enjoyed and learned team work through Dragon Boating! It was our first experience, and we believe it was a good one. After filling hungry stomach, we had 3 inspiring speeches at the Opening Ceremony by Mr. Alfie Othman of Raise Singapore, Mr. Josephus Tan of Fortis Law Corporation, who has won numerous awards and featured in the media for his pro bono legal service, and Mr. Prasoon Kumar of Billion Bricks, which provides low cost but quality housing for the homeless. All the speakers were so inspiring! This was followed by a Leadership Workshop by Mr. Dexter Sum of Kairos Vision. The long day didn’t end here. All the delegates enjoyed a city tour to Merlion, Gardens by the Bay (where they managed to catch the light show), and Marina Barrage.
Our 3rd day, we went to NTU Alumni House at one-north for The Leadership Challenge conducted by SUTW Impact Consulting, our students were encouraged to answer 5 Leadership Models. In the afternoon, all the students attended a social entrepreneurship workshop by our trainer Mr Andrew Davey, and went through 6 discussion topics on global issues in the world today, such as refugees, fair trade, with the help of our facilitators who are mostly university students from Singapore. At night, they worked hard to prepare for tomorrow’s business model presentation on social entrepreneurship.
In the 4th day, we went for the Leadership Challenge in Sarimbun Scout Camp to have some challenging outdoor activities. Afternoon was the highlight of ASLC – the Presentation Competition! The students presented the idea of social enterprise to address various global issues, from child labor and fair trade to recession! ASLC 2017 ended with a cultural night party full of songs, dances and performances.
In the end of the conference we’re very glad that we could bring back the bronze medal and also became the best traditional performance in this event.