HCI Celebrates APYLS 10th Anniversary20 Jul 2016
From 18 to 26 July, Hwa Chong Institution hosted and organized the Hwa Chong Asia-Pacific Young Leaders Summit 2016 (HC-APYLS 2016). The Summit aims to create a cross-cultural networking platform for top student leaders from around the world. This year, 105 students and teachers from 28 schools in Australia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore are attending the Summit.
The theme of this year’s Summit is “Auguries of Growth”. Through student dialogues and learning journeys, it is hoped that delegates will appreciate and embrace the responsibilities they bear as agents of change of the next generation. The delegates will be brought to key installations, statutory boards, private companies, research organizations, tertiary institutions and civic bodies to give them an opportunity to learn from top government officials and policy makers about Singapore and its role in the Asia-Pacific region.
Some of the speakers at the Summit Dialogue include Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (former Permanent Secretary, MFA) and Mr Christopher Wilson, Co-Founder Social Capital Venture Development Foundation.
One of the highlights of the Summit is tea with the President of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, at The Istana on 26 July, at 4.00pm.
Dr Hon Chiew Weng, Principal of Hwa Chong Institution, said:
“This year marks the 10th year of the Summit, a significant milestone for us. As the host of this annual event, it has been a great honour to provide a valuable platform for outstanding student leaders all over the world to come together to share their passion and commitment in contributing to society.”
Gracing the occasion as the Guest-of-Honour was Mr Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) & Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, who delivered the Keynote Address at the school’s (High School) Auditorium on 18 July (Monday).
To read the Keynote Address, please visit: https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/speeches/speech-by-mr-ng-chee-meng--acting-minister-for-education-schools--at-the-opening-ceremony-of-the-2016-hwa-chong-asia-pacific-young-leaders-summit
For daily updates and reflections of the delegates’ experiences, do visit the Summit website: http://apyls.hci.edu.sg/
Hwa Chong Asia-Pacific Young Leaders Summit: Participating Schools
Countries and Schools Represented:
A total of 28 schools from 14 different countries will be attending this year’s summit.
|Country||Number of Schools||Schools|
|Australia||1||Brisbane Grammar School|
|China||3||The Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University|
|The High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University|
|Wuxi Big Bridge Academy|
|France||1||Institution Saint Joseph|
|India||2||Bishop Cotton Boys’ School|
|Vasant Valley School|
|SMA Negeri 4 Denpasar|
|Japan||2||Azabu Senior High School|
|Senior High School at Otsuka, University of Tsukuba|
|Malaysia||2||SMJK Chung Ling, KPG Baru, Pulau Pinang|
|The Malay College Kuala Kangsar|
|Oman||1||Khawla bint Alazwar Basic Education School|
|Philippines||1||Philippine Science High School Main Campus|
|Singapore||5||Chung Cheng High School(Main)|
|Crescent Girls’ School|
|Commonwealth Secondary School|
|Hwa Chong Institution (High School)|
|Nanyang Girls’ High School|
|South Africa||2||Clifton School|
|Durban Girls’ College|
|South Korea||1||Bugil Academy|
|United Kingdom||2||Harrow School|
|Wycombe Abbey School|
|United States||3||Dominion High School|
|Scarsdale High School|
|Staples High School|
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