Common Purpose
- SG100
Young Leaders Programme

A 4-day experiential leadership programme for pre-university students in Singapore

What part will you play in Singapore’s future?


The Common Purpose-SG100 Young Leaders Programme, is designed especially for young leaders in Singapore who are keen to innovate and lead change in their communities. The programme was launched last year as the Common Purpose-SG50 Young Leaders Programme and was part of Singapore's 50th anniversary celebrations, supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund. The programme was a success. This year, we are bringing it back in partnership with the National Youth Council (NYC), and are looking to have 150 students join us from 11 - 14 October, at the Singapore Polytechnic, who are one of our partners.

Aims and Objectives

The programme is aimed at young leaders who are passionate about leadership and learning, and are keen to broaden their understanding of Singapore with a focus on the next 50 years. Self-awareness, whilst encouraging a sense of duty and belonging to the country is another objective. The programme also aims to help participants from diverse backgrounds work together, generate ideas, and lead change towards the future.


The participants worked in culturally diverse groups and created ideas towards the next 50 years of Singapore’s future.

  • 82% felt they both understood and developed a strong sense of identity
  • 90% of the participants gained a balanced range of different views and perspectives
  • 92% felt able to work with people from diverse cultures
  • 88% of the participants were confident about leading change
Wong Weng Yek, Raffles Institution

“The social commentary and perspectives learnt and discussed about Singapore can be applied not just in studies and essays, but also on our outlook in life and how we understand and interpret issues in society today. And should we be determined to implement changes or improvements to the current system, we would benefit from the foreknowledge of the Singaporean context, to use it to guide our decisions and actions.”

Important information

Programme dates

11-14 October 2016 in Singapore

Programme fee

The programme is free

Who can apply?

Students from Post Secondary and Pre- University institutions in Singapore

Abdulhusein Jabir Poonawala, Global Indian International School

“The programme reminded me to serve society, and it is not always about wealth and money. Through the new leadership and communication skills learnt, I believe we can lead Singapore into a better future. It was an amazing experience!”

NYC was set up by the Singapore Government on 1 November 1989 as the national co-ordinating body for youth affairs in Singapore and the focal point of international youth affairs.

Established in 1954, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is Singapore’s first polytechnic. It has 10 schools that offer 48 full-time diploma courses for close to 16,000 students. 

Amansa Capital Pte. Ltd. is a fund management company based in Singapore with an international institutional investor base.

Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore Polytechnic has been contributing towards global maritime education and training since 1957