23 Oct '11, 1am

PM Lee urges young people to do volunteer work, says it will help them develop empathy and humility

PM Lee urges young people to do volunteer work, says it will help them develop empathy and humility

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre) meeting participants at the Youths Care event yesterday, which launched 70 long-term volunteer projects islandwide. -- ST PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN By Elgin Toh Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday urged young people to step forward to help build a better Singapore. He called on them to contribute to society by doing volunteer work, noting that this would also help them develop empathy and humility. 'You are our future. We are building Singapore together with you and what we want is for this Singapore to be yours when you grow up, and to be better than what it is today,' he said to 800 Nanyang Polytechnic students at a People's Association (PA) event to promote youth volunteerism. 'So the way to do that is not to wait for other people to work hard, but to do it ourselves, to realise what we have benefited from, and to pay it f...

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