In 2013, Singapore Children’s Society inaugurated the Singapore Children’s Forum to serve as a public platform for children in Singapore to dialogue, discuss and express their opinions on issues that affect and matter to them. In keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Singapore Children’s Forum encourages students to actively participate and represent themselves in their communities.
This year’s Forum focuses on the theme “What Makes You Happy”. As we explore the inner world of the child to gain insight into what makes children happy, we hope the participants at the Forum will also discover the many little things that bring us joy.
- Pre-forum Orientation (For children aged 9 to 13 years old only)
Child representatives will participate in a three-day pre-forum orientation to discuss and share their views on issues that matter to them.
The process will serve as an avenue for participants to reflect, think and learn from one another on child-centric topics.
Details of the pre-forum orientation and forum are as follows:
|Date and time||:||Tuesday, 2 June, 8.30am – 5.30pm|
Wednesday, 3 June, 8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday, 5 June, 1.00pm – 5.30pm
Saturday, 6 June, 8.00am – 1.00pm
|Venue||:||One of the participating schools|
|Closing date for registration||:||Friday, 1 May|
If you are a child between 9 and 13 years old, and wish to participate in the orientation and forum, please download the registration form here.
Certificates and goodie bags will be given to each child representative at the Forum.
- Forum Event (For public individuals who wish to hear about issues that matter to children)
Child representatives will present their ideas to the members of the public in this open forum. It is also an opportunity for the adult community to hear about and understand trending issues among our children.
|Date||:||Saturday, 6 June 2015|
|Time||:||10.00am – 12.30pm|
Pre-forum interactive exhibition starts at 9am. Guests to be seated at 9.45am
|Venue||:||NTUC Centre Auditorium, Level 7 (Map)|
One Marina Boulevard
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place, Exit J
|Dress Code||:||Smart casual (no tie)|
Admission by registration (no charge). Please click here to register.