27 September 2021
This year’s National Young Leader Awards have been given out to five recipients.
The National Young Leader Award is sponsored by Halogen Foundation Singapore. It is given out to youths who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and made significant contributions to the community.
This year’s awards ceremony was held at arts training centre at 10 Square, Orchard Central.
Mr Alwis Lim, aged 18, is one of the recipients this year. He used to spend three evenings every week between January and March getting to know and talking to primary and secondary school children living in rental flats in Kebun Baru. He saw first-hand how these children were disadvantaged compared with their more digitally savvy friends and classmates. These observations prompted Mr Lim, who is pursuing a diploma in infocomm security management, to organise digital literacy workshops for the children between March and June. The children who benefited from these workshops learnt how to use Zoom for educational and recreational purposes.