Young Active Citizen Forum

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July 20, 2013
  • Young Active Citizen Forum
  • Young Active Citizen Forum
  • Young Active Citizen Forum
  • Young Active Citizen Forum

The Young Active Citizen Forum (ACF) was organized on 17 July 2013 by JCI Singapore City Chapter, partnered by National Youth Council and Sakae Sushi[1]. The focus of this forum was on promoting active citizenship among youths in Singapore. The forum was graced by Guest-of-Honour, A/P Fatimah Lateef, and MP for Marine Parade GRC and JCI World President Chiara Milani. Over 60 participants from various organizations, such as Halogen, Singapore Environment Council and SPLAT!, attended the forum[2]

The highlight of the forum was the dialogue with GOH A/P Fatimah, JCI World President Chiara Milani, Ms Jeraldine Pheah and Ms Zhang Tingjun (moderator). Tingjun started the dialogue with inviting the panellists to share their personal experiences on active citizenship, and how they started being an active citizen. Both Jeraldine and Tingjun shared their experience with their own non-profit organizations – “Creatives For Causes” and “The Chain Reaction Project” respectively. GOH A/P Fatimah shared her experience locally with her grassroots organizations and overseas mission to various developing countries such as China, Tibet and Afghanistan. JCI World President Chiara Milani shared her experience as a journalist and her passion as a JCI member.  The audience had several questions on the challenges and opportunities that youths faced in being an active citizen, how to sustain active citizenship among youths and the panelists views on foreign volunteer missions. There were also questions involving the government’s recent engagement with the public through the Our SG Conversation and future trends in volunteerism


[1] National Youth Council (NYC) and Sakae sponsored the venue and the refreshment respectively. NYC also assisted in extending invitations to NYC-related organizations.

[2] Around one third of the participants were non-JCI members.

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