I Am Talented

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“I Am Talented”, 2016, In Five Photographs

Described as a social empowerment initiative – anchored by three core values of discovery, diligence, and determination – for youth in Singapore, we organised the fourth edition of “I Am Talented” over the past two Saturdays (the second with the Central Singapore Community Development Council). As always working with the team of volunteers and staff, anchored by David and his leadership, was a pleasure, and there were five (new) perspectives which stood out for me this year. Continue reading

Throwback: “I Am Talented”, From The Heart

With the next edition of “I Am Talented” happening next week, this is a good reminder of why we do what we do, the moment I met David, and how we volunteer in our own ways. Continue reading

“I Am Talented”, From The Heart

I met David five years ago, when we joined the new youth council of the United Nations Association of Singapore (UNAS). And despite working on a few projects together (including a sustainable development conference in Sarawak, Malaysia) we had few chats, and I only heard his story at the first “I Am Talented” (IAT) event in February 2011. Back then the intent of IAT was for participating students to acquire new skills and be inspired by the accounts of adversity and triumph, and today the initiative – in its third edition – maintains the same philosophies, anchored even more firmly by the core values of discovery, diligence, and determination. This year students choose from nine workshops, developing interests in photography and robotics for instance over three Saturdays at ITE College Central. Continue reading