The youth participants have embarked on a research process in 2018 to deepen their understanding of poverty in Singapore. Apart from devising sessions, their explorations include attending talks by our resource panel, a two-day drama camp, community and home visits, reading aplenty, journalling and much more. Read on to find out more!
Youths from Anderson Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) and Beyond Social Services Community Theatre Group met each other for the first time - and together they explored three key questions:
Does Poverty exist in Singapore?
What does it look like?
What can we do about it?
A drama game that illustrates what happens to people, when resources are distributed unequally.
A youth participant Asnur finds the courage to speak up and share his difficulties growing up, whilst living in poverty.
During a debrief, Artistic Director, Jean Ng reaches out to sense how the youths are feeling.
“Yes. Poverty exists in many forms and levels in society. Predominantly, we speak about poverty among the low-income group. But even then, there are many layers to it.” - Anonymous Post-it
“Yes. If our privilege is our voice, then I will voice out or create bridge for them.” - Anonymous Post-it
Big dreams have small beginnings. Festival Producer, Ngiam Su-Lin, shares the hope of nurturing the next generation of civic and cultural leaders.