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Common Ground launches programme for aspiring youth leaders to create impactful content in the social sector

The programme will be held from June to December this year and features a mixture of in-person workshops, online lectures and curated panel discussions.

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Published: 11 May 2021, 5:59 PM

Calling all aspiring youth leaders and social media influencers who want to broaden their skills in telling more engaging and impactful stories!

The Creating Narratives for Change Programme (CNCP), an initiative by Common Ground in partnership with the National Youth Council, aims to equip the next generation of youth with skills to create meaningful content that can influence society. 

The programme consists of eight modules with 140 hours of learning from June to December this year.

Due to safe distancing guidelines, the programme will be held in two batches concurrently. The first batch of courses will run from Jun 5 to Nov 13, while the second batch of classes will run from Jun 12 to Nov 20. 

Through this programme, participants will learn to expand their skill set in areas such as personal leadership, business management and content creation. Participants will also learn to tell stories about social and community issues they are passionate about more effectively.

CALLING ALL COMMUNITY BUILDERS AND STORYTELLERS! Today’s rapidly shifting climate of complex social issues demands a new urgency and finesse in how we talk about the work being done to transform our communities. In partnership with National Youth Council Singapore, the Creating Narratives for Change Programme aims to equip the next generation of community builders with skills to engage audiences with narratives that will open their eyes, evoke curiosity and empathy, and offer alternative perspectives in a crowded media space. As a young person seeking to make change happen in Singapore, you begin by having your voice be heard. Applications open on 3 May. Find out more:

Posted by Common Ground on Saturday, 24 April 2021

The programme will kick off with storytelling workshops, followed by classes on video production and modules on building positive personal or organisational brands.

In addition to in-person workshops, Zoom webinars and curated panel discussions, the programme will also provide opportunities for participants to create their original content. They will also be involved in creating a ground-up movement before officially graduating on Dec 4.

By the end of the programme, participants will have experienced conceptualising, producing, shooting and editing a video for their chosen social media platforms.

The programme is open to all youths in Singapore between 21 to 35 years old. Participants can join the programme should they have a strong interest in the community and social sector, with a passion for storytelling.

The course fees for the programme costs $1,800 (excluding GST) as part of its Special Launch price. Registration fees are also waived. 

Participants can apply for scholarships, subsidies or payment instalment plans on the registration form.

Registration will close on May 24 at 3pm. Interested participants can register here via the online registration form where they are required to submit a one-minute self-introduction video to share more about themselves and their interest in the programme.

Shortlisted participants will be notified by 6pm on May 25 for interviews on May 28 or May 29. All successful participants will be alerted by 6pm on Jun 1.

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