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136 Asian youth sport leaders gather for camp to celebrate diversity and forge bonds

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STEP Southeast Asia Youth Sports Leaders Camp136 youths from Singapore and across 16 other Asian countries will participate in the STEP Southeast Asia Youth Sports Leaders Camp. Photo: Sport Singapore 

136 youths from Singapore and across 16 other Asian countries will participate in the STEP Southeast Asia Youth Sports Leaders Camp (SEA YSLC) from 8 to 16 March, with the aim to forge diversity and build relationships with their peers in the region.

Apart from giving an opportunity for the youths from other countries to understand the cultural background of one another, the camp also aims to provide leadership skills to its participants, aged 18-25.

STEP Southeast Asia Youth Sports Leaders CampParticipants enjoying the performances at the opening ceremony. Photo: Sport Singapore

The inaugural 10-day-9-night camp, which is the first of its kind, was officially opened yesterday (March 8) at the Team Sports Hall in Our Tampines Hub, and graced by Guest-of-Honour, Sport Singapore (SportSG) CEO Mr Lim Teck Yin, and partners from Temasek Foundation International and Singapore Olympic Foundation.

Some highlights of the programme include a sharing session by South Korea's 2004 Olympic table tennis men's singles champion Ryu Seung-min on Saturday, a campfire at the Marina Bay Floating Platform and a three-day cycling expedition around Singapore.

STEP Southeast Asia Youth Sports Leaders CampSport Singapore CEO, Mr Lim Teck Yin, addressing the participants. Photo: Sport Singapore

CEO OF SportSG, Lim Teck Yin, said in his address at the opening ceremony: "Today's youth would do well to have a global mindset and be open to cultures and peoples different from ourselves. Networking with international friends allows for broader perspectives and makes us more agile to opportunities both for ourselves and our countries."