These are the very reasons why I joined the Ace the Place Community Centre in Admiralty, Woodlands in August 2004. I just have to do something about it. By October 2004, I was the Asst. Secretary of the Youth Executive Committee. It is rather interesting to see how youths could own and lead projects to create a difference in the society through the community centres. I was very happy to be given the opportunity to make a difference when I volunteered myself at the community centre (CC) in August 2004.
In March 2005, our Youth Executive Committee (YEC) decided to create some "noise" and "impact" youth program called Chill Out [see album]. The event was a success with more than 300+ youths attending it. We have youth bands, extreme BMX bikers, hip-hop dancers and great youth guitarists through out the evening. Dr. Maliki Osman, Advisor to Ace the Place CC, MP for Sembawang GRC and Parl. Sec. for MND and MCYS attended the event as our Guest-of-Honour.
There was some issues in the YEC which I could not comprehend after the Chill Out event which led me to lead the YEC as the new Chairman. There was so much to learn about the constitution and how the Chairman is involved in all the meetings the CC held. As I was learning the ropes and networking with the other grassroot leaders, I got involved with the Community Centre Management Committee and Citizens Consultative Committee which means more meetings!!!