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Youth Corps pilot group gets set for community projects

First 90 undergo training camp to learn leadership, project management skills

Published on Jun 24, 2014 9:20 AM
 
Youth Corps aspirants getting a taste of belaying during the training camp last week. The National Youth Council aims to eventually have 6,000 volunteers a year who will have the chance to serve the community. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL

More than two-thirds of Singapore's first national corps of volunteers are women, and four in five are students.

Aged 15 to 35, these are the first group of people who have stepped forward to take on projects that benefit their community, the National Youth Council (NYC) told The Straits Times.

The idea of having a youth volunteer corps - now called Youth Corps Singapore - was mooted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during last year's National Day Rally.

The NYC, which will run the programme, aims to eventually have 6,000 volunteers a year who will have the chance to serve their community.

 
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