Singaporean youths are increasingly concerned about social issues. Many have turned to online activism, to voice their concerns and frustrations. While an increase in social awareness is needed and welcome; it is equally important to turn our concerns & ideas into initiatives & deeds.
RADION’s Inaugural Youth Action Symposium (YAS) aims to provide a broad and balanced perspective on social issues; while nurturing thought and inspiring youths to co-curate a better Singapore.
A Unique Approach
#YAS kicks off with a half-day virtual conference – where we invite young societal leaders and change-makers to share their journeys through a panel discussion and Q&A session, covering local and regional initiatives respectively.
In one setting, this peer learning platform aims to facilitate an understanding of local issues, and to develops a broader perspective of social issues beyond Singapore.
Following this conference, we encourage you to take your learning to the ground through a selection of in-person learning journeys covering topics such as disability, education, migrant welfare and poverty.
“What Equality Can Look Like”
.A look at challenges, social divides, and youth-led initiatives in Singapore & beyond.
Stories from our Panelists
Amanda Chong | Abraham Yeo | Madeleine Lam
Panelists + Eugene Wee
Announcement: Post-Event Learning Journeys
Meet our speakers for the event.
Amanda Chong is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Harvard, who writes poems on her lunch breaks. She was the top candidate at the Singapore Bar in 2013 and has served on the United Nations Expert Group on Trafficking in Persons. She is currently appointed to the Panel of Advisers to the Youth Court.
Amanda’s commitment to driving positive change in society led her to co-found ReadAble, a non-profit which aims to improve social mobility by empowering children and migrant women in low-income communities with literacy. In 2017, she presented the CNA documentary “Law of the Land” on the social impact of laws in Singapore’s history. She was awarded the President’s Scholarship in 2008 and the Singapore Youth Award in 2018.
Co-Founder, Homeless Hearts of Singapore
Abraham started Homeless Hearts of Singapore (HHOS) in July 2014 with his old RI schoolmate, Mervin, after doing homeless outreach in Tokyo with some local churches. He’s now serving full-time with HHOS since Nov 2019. (He also met his wife there!)
With the help of the amazing team at HHOS, he and Mervin are doing their little parts to help advocate, train and equip more fellow citizens to care for and embrace our homeless friends, and so help transform Singapore into a city of refuge for the homeless.
Founder, Project Light
Inspired by the medical mission trips she undertook while training to be a nurse as an undergrad, Madeleine subsequently followed her passion to start Project Light so as to bridge healthcare gaps within vulnerable communities.
Today Project Light is a platform for Singaporeans and medical professionals to serve the needy communities by addressing primary healthcare needs and empowering locals through preventive health education.
The man who will facilitate the discussions.
Founder & Executive Director, RADION International
Mr Eugene Wee is the founder and executive director of RADION International – an award-winning relief & development agency serving vulnerable and under-served communities in Asia.
RADION International’s effective and pragmatic approach in development has received commendations from both governments and the civil society. RADION’s work has been featured across magazines, newspapers, medical journals, online media and named among the 30 most influential brands by Brand Alliance.
RADION International is also an organization in Special Consultative status with the United Nations Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC).
Concurrently, Mr Wee is also the managing director of RADION Enterprise – a training and consultancy firm that nurtures thought leadership and impact philanthropy. He is also a sought after strategic advisor and speaker who has shared his learnings across an array of international platforms and forums.
Post-Event Learning Journey
Take your learning further with one of these learning journeys by understanding the intricacies, sensitivities, and needs of the work involved.
Walk & Dialogue with Dr Tan Lai Yong: Policy & People
Dr Tan Lai Yong
Befriending the Homeless
Homeless Hearts of Singapore
Exploring Food Wastage
More learning journeys to be confirmed!
Registration closes on 16th December 2020.