CEO Thoughts: Getting energized by young people

Was at the StartSmall Concert organized by students from River Valley High School on Sunday night, 26 November. There was also a carnival earlier that day. This is the third year in a row that students from RVHS have organised a fund raiser for DAS and we are most appreciative of their efforts.

​It has also been some time that middle-aged me attended an event wholly organised by young people. I must admit I was really impressed by the creativity, talent and energy on display! Some of that energy must have passed on as I left the concert feeling recharged. I guess this is what it means to be young! I also shared with the students that when I was their age, I am pretty sure I would not have been able to organise a similar effort so very well done to them!

At the national level, it is also incredibly heartening that our young people are growing up with a well rounded education and being encouraged by their teachers to seek worthy causes, build social networks and experience organisation and management​! That Singaporean students learn only through rote learning is increasingly a myth.