Students Supporting Students: Youth Leader’s Singapore pledges to transform 500 lives through education by 2020

Youth’s Leader Singapore, the multi-award winning brand and official record holder for creating the most achievers and leaders in Singapore for the last 8 years, has pledged to raise $50,000 over 3 years to fund an education programme in Myanmar with United World Schools (UWS).

Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in the world. Approximately 10% of children (about 400,000) have no school to attend. Just 1% of Myanmar’s GDP is spent on education, less than almost any other nation in the world. UWS has worked in Myanmar since 2013, empowering some of the most remote and marginalised communities in the Shah State through provision of a free, basic education.

By partnering with UWS, Youth’s Leader Singapore seeks to advance the global gap in education.  Both UWS and Youth’s Leader Singapore believe that women will play an active role in the future and together have committed to delivering educational opportunities and resources for girls that prepare them for a role in the modern world.

UWS states that “through education we can reduce the risk of child marriage, trafficking and exploitation, and provide girls with a pathway to opportunities that can lift them and their families out of poverty”.

Youth’s Leader Singapore will also run an awards scheme – SG50 Girls’ Education Academy Global Citizenship Badge – across 50 schools in Singapore to further empower and inspire students to be active global citizens and make a positive contribution to their communities and beyond.