SHINE Youth Festival 2012 Closing Conference

Hi Huneybees,

It's August already and last week marks the end of the SHINE Youth Festival. It has been a great month and there was plenty of events during the whole of July. At the festival closing, Mr Chan Chun Sing (Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports / Chairman of National Youth Council) drew time out to address the event before rushing to the airport for London Olympics 2012.

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The arrival of Mr Chan Chun Sing and was flooded by the media to do interviews...

The conference began with a prize giving to those who participated in the Panasonic & OMY's SHINE Photo & Video Competition as well as presentation in appreciation for all participating partners and media.

Daniel Ong was the host for the night.

Smile! This is a candid shot! Everyone so "cereal".

Excited students seeing their teacher and classmate on stage.
Juz-B performed their infamous acapella number.
And there was a talk show interview with the representative of Glee Studios.

The SHINE Advocates spoke about the Pledge to SHINE and below Justine Lee, the Stars of SHINE 2011 awardee shared his experience since being awarded last year. He was the guy behind Sole Apparels and living by his motto  lives by the personal motto – “Find a need and meet it. Find a hurt and heal it”, he established the company with a vision to provide a “sole for every soul”. Their concept of “Buy One, Give One” donates a pair of shoes to a needy child in China, for every pair of footwear sold.

Justine awarded the Favourite Stars of SHINE, Choo Pei Ling.

Then, it was time for the Stars of SHINE 2012 Awardees and SHINE Favourite Nominees to take the stage. Not only did they dared to dream, they also pursued their aspirations that led to action for the community. 

As everyday heroes who stepped forward to touch the lives of others and make a difference, Colin Wan pursued his passion for yo-yo by forming Spinworkx to reach out to other youthes; Jonathan Ng battled kidney failure and numerous adversities to become a health advocate and community leader; and Sarethkumar Kunasilan overcame the loss of his father at the age of 15 to bag various academic awards and inspire other youths as a volunteer mentor.

The closing festival ended with a group photo with Mr Chan Chun Sing
A photo with Daniel Ong and the night ended....
 The SHINE Youth Festival may have came to a wrap but inspiring youths and making a change never stops. Go on to to learn more.