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Learning for Life Programme
YUYING’S LLP : TWEETS!
‘Totally Wholesome Engaged and Empowered Teens in Serving’ (TWEETS), aimed at energising students to be proactive ‘social change-makers’. This is a platform for our students to learn, internalise and demonstrate the four school values, leadership skills and citizenship competencies. These are aligned to the desired student outcomes in the school’s Character and Citizenship Education Milestones Plan (CCEMP). All students grow through the varied experiences gained in their journey in Yuying Secondary School.
Growing Through Varied Experiences
TWEETS provides cohort-wide leadership training and values-in-action opportunities for the Secondary One through Three students through the EPIC process.
The classes deepen their understanding of environmental issues and undertake environmental advocacy by sharing the message of 3R with the community. Students also actively take part in fundraising activity e.g. collection of old clothes and old newspapers for environmental causes, partnering organisations such as World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Integrated into their Project Work, the classes deepen their understanding of the needs of the elderly and act to meet their needs, partnering organisations such as the Lions Befrienders, Thye Hua Kwan SAC, Evergreen Circle SAC etc.
The students identify causes in the community that are important to them. They contribute to the community by acting, raising awareness or advocating the cause of their choice. Some of the partnering organisations are National Kidney Foundation, Sheng Hong Student Care Centre etc.
Secondary 4 and 5
The students give back to the society by participating in the annual donation drive - ‘Kovan City of Sharing’, organised by Paya Lebar Kovan CC Youth Executive Committee (YEC). The donated good are distributed to beneficiaries in the vicinity.
Social Entrepreneurs in Action
Each year, selected VIA ambassadors showing extraordinary passion and ‘Spirit to Serve’ continue to hone their skills in community leadership. In 2013, the budding social entrepreneurs put their skills to practice both in school and at SCAPE to raise funds for children at the Sheng Hong Student Care Centre. Through this authentic experience, the students developed a greater sense of empathy, compassion and the confidence that they could make a difference in the lives of others. In 2014 and 2015, a group of students set up and run a social enterprise named E8 with the objective of using waste materials to make products that are creative and affordable. The profits from the products would go to a charitable organisation for the needy children.