The inaugural Singapore Humanitarian Youth Summit is happening this July! Gather your like-minded friends to make this step towards better change, or simply start by getting to know more about humanitarian issues in our lecture series, and be inspired through this 2-day event and for us to celebrate our humanitarian actions.

The summit is a platform that welcomes anyone aged between 17 – 35, aims to educate participants on the various topics such as Migration, Elderly Inclusion, Voluntary Blood Donation and Community Cohesion and Security, and also allows further discussion on how sustainable action can be undertaken to address common humanitarian causes and needs.

When: 1 and 2 July 2017
Where: Republic Polytechnic

For more info, visit official Singapore Humanitarian Youth Summit 2017 (SHYS2017)website to register and follow SHYS2017 FB page for updates.

Speakers at SHYS 2017:

1) Keynote Speaker (Humanitarian Lecture Series): Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health

2) Plenary Speaker (P2P Youth Symposium): Mr. Ezekiel Simperingham, Asia Pacific Regional Migration Coordinator, IFRC

3) Opening Plenary (SMIGA): Ms. Roshini Prakash Nair, SRC Council Member

Make a date with us, see you there! :)

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman graced Partnerships for Humanity - Rebuilding in Nepal, an exhibition organised by Singapore Red Cross on 4 May. With over 15 partners exhibiting their projects, the showcase highlighted the “many helping hands” approach undertaken by SRC to build back better.

Dr Maliki and SRC Chairman Mr Tee Tua Ba delivered speeches. SRC Secretary General Mr Benjamin William gave a presentation of the rebuilding efforts currently underway. After touring the exhibition, Dr Maliki attended a dinner reception with Nepali officials and SRC’s rebuilding partners in Nepal.

Photo 5 resizedPhoto 1: Singapore Red Cross Secretary General Mr Benjamin William shares details of the rebuilding efforts with and Senior Minister of State Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman.Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has completed 28 community facilities comprising schools, mobile clinics, health posts and a community hall. 32 other rebuilding projects are well underway, slated for completion by the end of 2017.

Photo 6 resizedPhoto 2: Singapore Red Cross volunteer Ong Sin Wee led a team of teacher-volunteers for an Overseas Humanitarian Programme (OHP) to Nepal last December. They served the Gyanadaya Basic School located at Chaughare, Lalitpur by building solar panels, installing lights and refurbishing a library for the students. They also conducted hygiene promotion and first aid training to the teachers.

Photo 7 resizedPhoto 3: Senior Minister of State Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman speaks with Nigel Kow, founder and current advisor of Manaslu Foundation. Nigel met with an accident while he was on an expedition with his school team in 2014. In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, he raised funds, and helped the quake survivors and for the villagers who saved his life.