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Our Objectives

Since 1966, the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) has been an annual event organised by the Ministry of Education to celebrate the vitality of our youth and their diverse arts talents.

The SYF objectives are
  • to support nation-building and develop cultural awareness and appreciation through aesthetics education;
  • to serve as a platform for the development of character, 21st century competencies and social emotional learning through the arts;
  • to encourage mass participation in arts co-curricular activities (CCA) in schools where students enjoy the arts as CCA members or as audience members at performances and exhibitions; and
  • to celebrate youth vitality through the showcasing of diverse artistic talents and creativity.