YCM welcomes the current batch of newbie panellists for Term 08/09!
Gan Zhang Quan Yeong Kai Jun Geraldine Lim Wei Qun Eddie Kok Jia An Alwyn Kumaran Kephren Ayanari Lim Yu Xuan Kristin Lee Tang Yin Krystal Teo Wei Ling Lee Ming An Benjamin Chin Kin Seng David Low Yim Tong Alison Anne Joseph Ong Han Ying Kwan Yue Hua Tan Hui Ling Leow Wen Pin Muhd Rasyid Bin Abdullah Lee Carmen Teh Chin Yin Grace Chan Chiang Joo Nicholas Leonard Benjamin Louis Hoirull Amri Bin Tahiran Goh En Qi Daniel Ong Chu Xian Liang Zhen Lee Jun Rong Terence Heng Jin Joshua Benjamin Joshua Ong Liew Yee Lin Elene Heng Shu Hui Deng Bo Wei Tan Yan Pei Alyssa Rae Chen Tian En Malcolm Lee Heng Bin Gabriel Shafiyahtun Najak Ma Jun Da Chee Ka Mung Chen Yuan Feng Mohammad Hazril B Rosle Teo Shu Li Ang Wilson Sim Poh Leng Pauline Islina Bte Ismail Ng Chew Yee Cheong Li Anne Lim Ri Hao Choo Pei Ling Muhd Nabil Bin Noor Mohamed Loh Yi Bing Ma Anyi
Welcome to YCM Family! They will be sitting on Panel 7 - 10, reviewing YCM youth project applications, together with some seniors. An informal gathering will be held soon to allow the seniors and the alumnus to know the newbies.
Young Singaporeans out there, do you have a youth-initiated community project which needs funding? Come to us!
Let's hope that it would be a good year ahead for all of us. ^_^
The Youth Ventures - one of the sections @ National Youth Council (NYC), is organising a S.Y.N Appreciation and Networking Party for youth volunteers who have participated in the SHINE, Young ChangeMakers and National Youth Forum (S.Y.N) programmes in 2007.
It is also a platform to introduce/ induct new youth volunteers to NYC's volunteer community; maintain working relationship or explore new avenues of collaboration with existing and potential event and corporate partners; and maintain/ re-establish links with youth volunteers, who participated in NYC programmes.
The details for the party are as listed below:
Date: 3 January 2008 (Thursday) Time: 6.30pm Venue: DXO @ Esplanade Theatres By The Bay (8 Raffles Avenue) Guest Of Honour: Mr Teo Ser Luck, Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development,Youth and Sports and Chairman for NYC
In his televised National Day message to the nation tonight, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called on all Singaporeans to work together to transform the island-state country and make it a special home for everyone.
He said in 10 years' time, it would be a new Singapore with its own unique identity and a can-do and never-say-die spirit of the Lion City.
PM Lee also brought good news about the economy in his televised message.
Economic growth in the first half of 2007 was 7.6%, higher than expected, and for the whole year, growth forecast has been raised to between 7 - 8%.
Singapore is celebrating National Day in a happy mood with four good years of growth, said PM Lee. Many things to cheer about – Singapore's athletes are winning medals, students are excelling in international events and the country is gearing up for new and exciting projects like the Formula One Grand Prix and the integrated resorts.
On the economic side, 111,000 jobs have been added in the first half of the year and unemployment is very low at 2.4%.
PM Lee said: "Singapore is growing not just because of more investments or more workers. Our people are adapting and working smarter. We are organising ourselves more efficiently and making better use of our resources. In short, we have increased our productivity. Our efforts to transform the economy are paying off."
Looking ahead, PM Lee said Singapore is poised to take off, with many projects already underway. Among them are the integrated resorts and the banking and financial centre.
While Singaporeans come together to help build the nation, PM Lee said there is a major challenge which could affect the country's social harmony and national cohesion, and that is the widening of income gaps here and all over the world.
He said while Singapore cannot stop or reverse this global trend, it can do a lot to help Singaporeans cope with it. He said one reason for the widening income gap here is the ageing population, so the government is making changes to help Singaporeans work longer, earn more and build up their retirement savings. It will enhance the value of HDB homes and improve the CPF system so they can enjoy a steady income and peace of mind in their golden years.
PM Lee said: "The government cannot solve all these problems alone. Everyone must play a part. We each must take responsibility for ourselves, make the effort to do well, and provide for our families and our old age. "At the same time, the more successful Singaporeans must pitch in to help the weaker ones. The more you have gained from society, the greater your obligation to give back something to your fellow citizens."
PM Lee said the government would tackle these issues one by one and Singaporeans have every reason to be confident about their future.
He said, "The global backdrop is favourable. The winds and tides are with us. Our spirit is high, and our ship is ready."
PM Lee's call to all Singaporeans is to seize the moment to sail ahead into the bright and exciting future.
We Will Get There - Stefanie Sun
My Island Home (Chinese version) - Kaira Gong
Will You - Sebastian Tan, Jadani Sridhar, Asha Edmund, Emma Yong, Lily Ann Rahmat, JaiWahab, Shabir Mohammed, Gani Karim
HAPPY 42ND BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE!!! The fire of passion among YCM panellists will burn continously, seeking all out to influence youths positively, to create opportunities for young Singaporeans to make a meaningful difference to the lives of communities around them!
Young Change Makers
Inaural panel - present panel.
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