Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Uni-Y Singapore wins ASEAN youth award

In recognition of its strong community service culture which aims to inspire and provide opportunities for youths to be actively involved in the community, Uni-Y Singapore was awarded the Ten Accomplished Youth Organisations (TAYO) ASEAN Award on 9 October 2014 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The awards ceremony was graced by The Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports for Brunei who presented the awards.

The TAYO ASEAN Award is a regional-level award which recognises the achievements made by youth and youth serving organisations in ASEAN member countries that have implemented sustainable programmes, projects and activities that may be replicated by other organisations. It aims to promote the spirit of volunteerism among the ASEAN youth and inculcate universal values for youth leaders in the programmes, projects and activities. Award winners are selected based on the impact of their projects to the community, innovativeness, sustainability and probability of the project duplication. Uni-Y is the only Singapore representative for this Award.

The TAYO Award, in conjunction with the ASEAN Youth Award (AYA), is part of the ASEAN Youth Day Meeting, an annual regional youth event that is organised by ASEAN Member States (on a rotational alphabetical basis). The Meeting aims to bring together youth officials, youths and awardees from ASEAN countries to celebrate youth achievements and excellence. Representatives from nine countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam were present. The Singapore delegation comprised representatives from the People’s Association, National Youth Council, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and award recipients.

The award recipients had opportunities to share their experiences and were treated to Bruneian cultural performances during the Meeting. The Singapore delegation also had the honour of meeting with Mr Jaya Ratnam, the Singapore High Commissioner to Brunei.

Earlier this year, Uni-Y Singapore was conferred the Singapore Youth Award 2014, the nation’s highest youth accolade in honour of its exceptional humanitarian efforts and outstanding contribution in cultivating a spirit of volunteerism and leadership amongst the youth of Singapore.

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