SG100 Dream Future
For the first phase of the SG100 Movement, three subforas were conducted to understand the feelings that different groups of youths had regarding Singapore and her future.
The Junior College Subforum was held on 29 April 2015 at National Junior College, Polytechnic Subforum on 6 June 2015 at Singapore Polytechnic and the University Subforum on 30 May 2015 at National Junior College.
In the three subforas, a total of 300 students from 21 different institutions ranging from Junior Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities were asked the following questions:
How do I envision myself in 2065?
Are my values shared by all?
What policy outcomes are important to make a desired SG100 society come to reality?
These questions were asked in order to generate key agenda for the ‘Dream Future’ Forum.
Results from these subforas had also revealed what youths found their Top 10 Values in SG100 to be:
Strong sense of belonging
Equal rights and opportunities
Gracious and caring society
Open-minded and accepting society
Safe and secure society
Quality education for all
Affordable cost of living
Upon completion of the subforas, the Dream Future Forum was held on 4 July 2015 at Singapore Polytechnic.
500 youth leaders from about 50 different institutions and organisations including ITE, polytechnics, junior colleges, universities, young NTUC, the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and the Young Women’s Leadership Connection (YWLC) amongst other organisations participated in the lively discussions.
The Dream Future Forum was conducted with three sessions - Envisioning SG100, Testing Boundaries, and ending off with a Dialogue with the Minister.
The idea was to achieve a bottom-up forum where youth leaders decide what to see in Singapore, having heard different perspectives from fellow students, subject matter experts a Cabinet Minister.
APA would like to thank Young NTUC and National Youth Council, Singapore Polytechnic, Facilitator Network Singapore, Pigeonhole, National Junior College, NUS Political Science Alumni, Thought Collective, amongst others.
Also to Dean Kishore and Minister Chan Chun Sing for gracing our Forum and panel chairs Desmond Choo, Nicholas Fang and Eugene Tan for sharing insights with our participants.
Click here to download and find out more about SG100 Dream Future through our Dream Future Report.