10 Feb 2019 Upcoming Youth Activities
Building Golden Bridges of Friendship in the Year of Soka Victory
SSA Youth Expedition Project 2019 Recruitment
At the start of this significant Year of Soka Victory, SSA youth division is organising a Youth Expedition Project (YEP) to Yunnan Province in China.
This will be the 14th SSA Youth Expedition Project, a youth division’s initiative since year 2000. Inspired by SGI President Ikeda who dedicated himself to forging the path of peace through building bridges of friendship between people throughout the world, youths of SSA will come together to trail blaze the path of friendship and peace in the same spirit through this overseas expedition.
The main objective of YEP is to enable youths to grow and uncover their potential by challenging themselves, acquiring team learning skills, and immersing themselves in a different culture. Through the process, we hope to develop youths that grow to be global citizens with a heightened sense of responsibility to actively contribute to the community.
If you are between 18 and 35 years old; physically and medically fit; able to commit at least 17 expedition days from 3rd week of May to the 1st week of June this year as well as 10 preparatory sessions; able to afford a sum of S$1,000 for the expedition cost, we invite you to come forward to join us in this journey of transformation and value creation together with the people of Yunnan, China.
Completed registration forms must be submitted by 24 February 2019. We look forward to your participation and support!
National Day Parade 2019 Recruitment
Calling out to all SSA Youth! It is SSA’s honour to be invited to perform in the National Day Parade (NDP) 2019. This celebrates our nation’s 54th birthday and will be SSA’s 34th year of participation in the NDP.
We are looking for six hundred youth division members and friends to represent SSA in putting up a mass display item that brings out the spirit of resilience in Singaporeans. Recruitment will commence in early March 2019.
a) Open to all SSA youth division members, believers and new friends.
– New friend to be accompanied by member/leader
– Leaders who wish to participate can do so if they are accompanying new friend(s) or non-practicing family member(s) from their districts, and there must be an existing active youth leader or SD helper to support the district in their absence
– Priority will be given to new friends, believers and members who are participating in NDP for the first time
b) Youth aged 17 years old and above
– In good health and able to train for long hours
– Anyone under regular medication and/or have pre-existing medical conditions, please declare on the application form accordingly
– Able to commit to trainings every Wednesday and Saturday, and participant meetings on Mondays
– Recruitment is not open to Future Division and Function Groups
– Youth interested to participate in NDP must attend the recruitment. Confirmed participants will be notified after the recruitment
Recruitment and Audition
1st Recruitment for RHQ 2, 4, 6 and 7
Date: 2 Mar 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Soka Youth Centre
2nd Recruitment for RHQ 1, 3, 5, 8 and 9
Date: 3 Mar 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Soka Youth Centre
Attire: Please come in t-shirt and stretchable pants with socks (no jeans or shorts please).
Youth Believers Training Course (YBTC)
—Walking the Path of Happiness for Oneself and Others!
To continue our efforts to help our youth believers, members who are new to faith, or family members who have yet to participate in SSA activities to further deepen their understanding of SSA and Nichiren Buddhism, SSA youth division will hold the YBTC which aims to help youth participants answer some fundamental questions, such as:
(a) What is this faith about?
(b) How does this faith and chanting work?
(c) Why should I practice?
Youth is a season of emotional turmoil and suffering… If a plane tries to take off without taxiing down the runway and gradually building up speed, it won’t succeed. And even if it takes off, if it lacks sufficient fuel and good maintenance, it won’t stay in the air long. It may even crash. Life and Buddhist practice are like a marathon. You may at times run out front and at times fall behind. But what matters is the final moment at the finish line. The training you undergo in your youth is all for that final, true victory. That’s why you need to study as hard as you can now. Keep chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and build up a reservoir of life force.
— SGI President Daisaku Ikeda
We sincerely hope that this training course will support the youth participants’ journey of faith by helping them answer some of these questions and serve as an impetus for them to take one step forward to deepen their faith in Nichiren Buddhism.
Youth Believers Training Course Details
Date: March 2 or 3, 2019 (Saturday or Sunday) To attend either day
Time: 2.00 pm
Venue: Senja Soka Centre
– Youth believers
– Youth members/ young family members who are new to faith or who have yet to participate in SSA activities
Age: 13 years old and above
Registration: Please request a SSA leader to help you register for the YBTC via the BOE portal. (Closing date: February 25, 2019)
For enquires, please contact Mr Lim Jih Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6551 8916