MCCY, MOE partner to help schools promote youth engagement in community

Schools will soon get more help to come up with programmes to promote youth volunteerism beyond the school years. This comes after an announcement on Wednesday of a partnership between the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and the Ministry of Education (MOE).

Acting Minister for the Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong announced this at the annual National Secondary School Student Leaders conference, held at Republic Polytechnic.

Under this partnership, the National Youth Council will connect participating schools with the youth sector organisations among other organisations to come up with initiatives to get students engaged in the community. This aims to create an environment to sustain youth volunteerism and community work beyond the school years.

Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who was the guest of honour at the event, said that this will serve as the first step for students to participate in society in the future. This partnership will tap on the new $100 million National Youth Fund. Interested schools can apply to the National Youth Council.