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HCI Celebrates APYLS 10th Anniversary

20 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:

For daily updates and reflections of the delegates’ experiences, do visit the Summit website:

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
Indonesia 2 Binus 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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