Youth Panel & Exhibition  

25-27 October 2019

The Pavilion @ Far East Square

RADION X NYC

Project LIVES! is about creating conversations that inspire action.

Together with the National Youth Council, in support of SG Youth Cares, we are excited to present a Youth Panel discussion featuring young Singaporean change makers, as well as a public exhibition titled “RETHINKING CHANGE”, produced by youths, for youths.

We hope our visitors and participants will go away thinking more deeply about societal issues, and then take action to make a difference in the lives of others.

RADION X NYC

Project LIVES! is about creating conversations that inspire action. This year, we aim to do just that.

Together with the National Youth Council, in support of SG Cares, we are excited to present a Youth Panel discussion featuring young Singaporean change makers, as well as a public exhibition titled “RETHINKING CHANGE”, produced by youths, for youths.

We hope our visitors and participants will go away thinking more deeply about societal issues, and then take action to make a difference in the lives of others.

Youth Panel Discussion

Young people have a strong sense of purpose and want to play an active role in society, according to the Youth Conversations Report by National Youth Council. They are concerned about social issues and have ideas for creating change. In this segment, we ask the question, “How may we harness the energy and passion of youths for societal good at home and in our region?

The Youth Panel takes place on 26th October 2019, Saturday 2.00-3.30pm, featuring speakers:

This Panel is brought to you by the National Youth Council in support of SG Youth Cares.

 

Rethinking Change: A Project LIVES! Exhibition

Rethinking Change seeks to challenge our ideas and assumptions about what it takes to create positive impact to a community.

Powered by the National Youth Council in support of SG Youth Cares, this exhibition was jointly developed by RADION and members of SMU-IDCA and SMSA.

It asks the question, “What does it take to create change that is sustainable and which helps make a community more resilient?”.

Our desired outcome is that it will leave the viewer with food for thought, and have a better understanding of the various considerations when it comes to doing good.

Ultimately, we hope this body of work contributes to the ongoing conversation about doing good better, and inspires more towards creating change that is beneficial to the ones we serve.

The Exhibition is open to the public at these timings:

  • 25th October, Friday 1-6pm
  • 26th October, Saturday 10am – 6pm
  • 27th October, Sunday 10am – 12pm

Panel Moderator & Speakers

Adrian Koh – Moderator

Adrian Koh is a marketing and communications consultant, working with fast-growing start-ups, MNCs, public agencies, and tertiary institutions. With 15 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and business development, Adrian has had the pleasure of rolling out award-winning campaigns that help his clients tell their stories.

Cai Yinzhou – Speaker

Mr Cai Yinzhou(蔡引舟)is the Director of Citizen Adventures Private Limited, a company that aims to bridge gaps between disadvantaged communities and formal structures by encouraging sustainable models for self-organised groups.

Through tours and social initiatives in the communities of Geylang and Dakota Crescent, he hopes to inspire collective action for positive societal change, specifically targeting issues of integration and inequality.

To date, more than 5000 people, including students, academics and policy makers, have come on the tours Citizen Adventures. He is also part of backalleybarbers, a social initiative under Citizen Adventures that has given more than 2,300 free haircuts to people on the streets of Geylang, nursing homes, migrant worker shelters and rental flat communities.

Through his experience in working with these communities, Yinzhou was awarded the Singapore Youth Award in 2017, the nation’s highest youth accolade which honours exceptional young people that enrich the hearts and souls of the community. During the 2018 National Day Parade, the founding story of #backalleybarbers was featured in the Show segment. In 2019, he graduated from Singapore Management University in Masters of Tri-Sector Collaboration (Social Science).

Esna Ong – Speaker

Esna Ong’s engagement with refugee communities in the Greater Middle East have taken her to countries such as Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon. She first served in Jordan during her gap year in 2014, returned over Ramadan in 2016 and completed an internship with the United Nations Refugee Agency Jordan in 2018. She has a heart for young people in her home church, Grace Assembly of God, having served in various capacities including regional youth leader and heading the Global Awareness Ministry. She is currently at Enterprise Singapore supporting the local ecosystem of startups, SMEs, and innovation platforms in creating new solutions for society.

Jonathan Muk, Speaker

Jonathan Muk – Speaker

Jonathan is a lawyer. He graduated from Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2013 and co-founded ReadAble in 2014 to serve illiterate children from low-income homes.

Cho Mingxiu – Speaker

Ming Xiu is the Founder and Executive Director of Campus PSY (Peer Support for Youths), a “By Youths, For Youths” non-profit organization, that aims to promote mental health awareness and peer support among youths and young adults in the schools and workplaces through advocacy, training, support and volunteering to create an inclusive and supportive community for youths with mental health issues.

Ming Xiu was also a Shortlisted Nominee for the President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) 2018 – Individual (Youth) Category and a Finalist for the Singapore Youth Award (SYA) 2019 for his outstanding contributions to the community. He was also recently named as a Young Societal Leader at the 2019 Singapore Summit, and selected as one of the 40 young, promising social service sector leaders in Singapore under the inaugural National Council of Social Service (NCSS) 40-under-40 programme.

Rethinking Change: Sponsor & Partners