- National Young Leader Award 2020
These young leaders come from all walks of life and exhibit everyday influence and leadership, creating positive communities through modelling the way and empowering others to create positive change.
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- Javier Ng Jing Xuan2020 Finalist, ITE College Central
Javier believes in helping youths explore areas of endeavour outside their personal experiences and developing them to the best of their abilities.
After witnessing drug abuse by a family member first hand, Javier joined the anti-drug cause with a conviction to raise awareness and education for youths on the consequences of drug abuse. He organised an anti-drug movement called Drug Free Sg in ITE, spreading the meaningful message through his personal story.
Javier is the Deputy Chairman of the Project Committee in ITE College Central’s Student Council. He hopes to encourage more youths to broaden their horizons, and to be the hope that they want to see on their leadership journey.
- Ong Yu Teng2020 Finalist, Nanyang Girls' High School
ZeroWaste Nanyang, a schoolwide environmental campaign aimed at inspiring a culture of environmental consciousness and action, was initiated by Yu Teng, driven by her vision of creating a sustainable environment right here in Singapore.
Passionate about environmental conservation, Yu Teng seeks to influence change in people’s approach to waste, starting from her local community. With a dream to connect with like-minded individuals, she hopes that together they will bring forth the change they want to see.
Yu Teng was the Vice President of the Student Council at Nanyang Girls' High School. She believes in the importance of a growth mindset and hopes to develop as a leader in inspiring others to believe the same, whilst working towards positive environmental change.
- Wang Shiqi2020 Finalist, Nan Hua High School
With the belief that leadership starts with a shared vision, Shiqi influences others with a positive outlook and nurturing attitude.
Once a shy student, Shiqi challenged herself to reach out more and grew into an enthusiastic leader. Through creating meaningful connections with her juniors and peers, she hopes to help them embrace themselves and to not be afraid of who they are.
Shiqi is the Vice President of Nan Hua High School’s Student Council. She leads by example, stepping out of her comfort zone to support others on their own personal journeys.
- Kelyn Chan Siqi2020 Finalist, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
Kelyn believes in encouraging and providing support to young people and enabling them to develop and grow as individuals.
Through the initiative called 'Micro Bit Team', Kelyn and her team solved social problems which are commonly swept under the carpet in Singapore. She has also presented at numerous exhibitions on problems in the society to raise awareness. This also gives her an avenue for feedback on her projects.
Kelyn is the Vice-Head Prefect in Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary). To her, leadership is all about gathering a group of like-minded individuals to serve the greater good of the community, with heart.
- Ashley Isabel Sudjono2020 Finalist, Methodist Girls' School
Ashley believes that being a leader is a lot about stepping out of your comfort zone. When the novel Coronavirus first hit Singapore, she took a leap of faith to reach out and serve the wider community amidst the uncertainties of the pandemic.
She led her team to implement Project Ataria, a self-initiated Values-In-Action (VIA) programme during these turbulent times, collecting and donating used laptops to underprivileged students to support their education as virtual lessons became commonplace.
Ashley is currently serving in the Central Committee as Head of Internal Affairs in Methodist Girls' School. To her, leadership is about inspiring others and empowering each other to drive change in Singapore.
- Edena Goh Jia’En2020 Finalist, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
“To grow together, not to forge ahead alone.” Leading from within through empathy and kindness is how Edena prefers to lead others. She is determined to inspire others to believe in themselves and strive towards what they want to accomplish.
As Camp Commander for Mega Camp 2019, Edena was able to impart her planning skills to her peers and juniors. By taking the time to understand how her juniors are feeling, Edena encourages and uplifts them to help in growing their confidence.
Edena is the Head Prefect in Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary). Leadership to her is about having a heart that cares and the desire to help others get back on their feet.
- Nicole Teo Wanyi2020 Finalist, Methodist Girls’ School
Nicole believes that words have the power to instill belief and hope; that words can influence and greatly impact communities.
It is with kind words that she builds rapport and trust with the people around her. Nicole is passionate in mentoring, guiding her peers and juniors through the various obstacles they face, one step at a time, with a positive attitude.
Nicole is the Head of Discipline in the Central Committee of Methodist Girls’ School’s Prefectorial Board. As a leader and mentor, she hopes to encourage more youths to pursue their passion and to use what they love to give back to the community.
- Haziq Mikhail Nalpon BMY2020 Finalist, Meridian Secondary School
Haziq strongly believes in growing from past experiences and guiding others on their path to finding themselves.
Haziq volunteers as a camp facilitator for a children’s camp in a local mosque. He enjoys connecting with and listening to his juniors, acting as a pillar of support and an avenue they can go to for advice and guidance regarding personal problems.
Haziq is a Head Counsellor in Meridian Secondary School. To him, leadership is about inspiring others to develop resilience, with a goal in mind.
National Young Leader Award
The National Young Leader Award recognises young leaders who are involved, engaged, and have conviction in the things they do, regardless of their academic achievements.