SHINE Festival for youths to launch over weekend

SINGAPORE - The SHINE Festival, which celebrates youth and their passions, kicks off on Orchard Road on Friday (July 1).

The three-day showcase of performances and activities for young people is in its 11th year, said organiser National Youth Council in its press release.

"Singaporean youths are using their talents as a force for good in this Youth Month of July, debunking myths that they are apathetic and lack idealism," said the Council.

Activities include volunteer work, Outward Bound Singapore courses and a filmmaking competition.

The festival will be officially launched by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Chairperson for National Youth Council Grace Fu on Saturday.