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Young people rev up projects to celebrate nation's birthday

Published on Jul 6, 2014 7:40 AM
At the launch of the PAYM Loves Red campaign yesterday, 49 "car ambassadors" distributed vehicle flags and side mirror covers with the national flag to residents in the constituency. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

In the run-up to Singapore's 49th birthday, more than 13,000 young people are busy with community activities such as organising workshops and producing videos to celebrate National Day in their own unique way.

These volunteers from the People's Association Youth Movement (PAYM) are coming up with 141 projects over this month and the next for the PAYM Loves Red campaign, which started yesterday.

These range from providing home employment for women from low-income families through sewing workshops, to thanking people such as school cleaners.

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was the guest of honour at the campaign's launch yesterday at Sengkang Community Club.

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