Through the YAC, any youth with an idea, or a desire to tackle the problems of our day, can pitch their innovative project idea, and receive grants to realise these solutions.
a) Since 2019, we have worked with over 700 youths, who have formed more than 170 project teams, to tackle societal issues ranging from environment and sustainability, to support for vulnerable groups.
b) Many of their projects have made tangible impact.
c) Take for example the team Skilio, founded by our youths Felix, Dody and Zhi Hui, with a simple but ambitious vision:
i) Creating a society where we are recognised for our unique strengths – not defined by the schools we go to, or the letters on our report cards.
ii)Skilio puts these ideas into a tangible product – a digital portfolio that help youths document any soft skills picked up along their educational journey, to pursue their dream careers.
iii) With YAC’s support, Skilio has expanded its offerings, giving our youths free access to build these portfolios, and connects them to companies based on their unique qualities and skillsets.
iv) Thus far, over 5,000 students across 11 different schools and organisations have joined Skilio, with the potential to scale. This reflects how our youths’ ideas can, and indeed have made an impact, and indeed, a difference to many.