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Youth Action Challenge (YAC) is a platform for youth to provide solutions that tackle the issues we are concerned about. Since October 2021, over 80 teams and more than 310 youths have undertaken the YAC Season 3 journey.

Jonathan Lee, 25, is a final year Finance and Analytics student in SMU. He is also a member of Team Armchair Kakis, that aims to help vulnerable seniors integrate into a digitally advancing society by developing a personalised digital companion and enhancing their learning experiences.

Today, he shares more about his journey with Armchair Kakis!

What was your role within your YAC project?

I worked on the financial operations, product design and ideation, and application prototyping.

What motivated you to join YAC?

I was inspired and motivated by the chance to do good and help the needy in my community.

Can you share with us your experience with your YAC project?

It was very well structured and the mentors provided along the way were extremely helpful.

What are some challenges you faced while working on your YAC project?

It was hard to schedule meetings and consultations as part of our team was working in a different time zone.

Could you share more on how your project has a positive impact?

In the face of an increasingly fast pace of digitalisation, our project will help the growing ageing population keep up and learn about the plethora of useful applications on their devices.

Were there any key takeaways or learning points from your time with YAC?

Managing deadlines and expectations, as well as considering our impact every step of the way.

This article was published on Apr 22, 2022

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