Themed “Better Together, for a Better Tomorrow”, the national competition invited Girls to educate, encourage, foster empathy, dream of a radical invention, or imagine a better Singapore for people in our society who may have problems catching up. Girls realised their visions for a better world through art, writing, videos, and inventions.
Girls from the 35th Singapore Company working on their entry: Singapore, a City with Love
Everyone was a winner at the Dr Low Guat Tin Challenge Awards Ceremony on 13 August 2022!
How much love goes into a single piece of artwork or poetry? For young Clare Rao who won the Primary “Write” Category for this year’s Dr Low Guat Tin Challenge, quite a lot.
As she read “Cheer up Grandma” at the Competition Awards Ceremony, Clare’s simple poem abundantly expressed the love she had for her grandmother who was there to hear her recital.
Listen to Clare’s poem here.
Clare with her grandmother and father
Besides Clare, 1916 other Girls between 8 to 21 years old created 560 entries of great love – towards migrant workers, the elderly, people struggling with mental issues, frontline workers – even people with rare illnesses.
Click here to download and view our honourable mentions!
– Mrs Tan Chen Kee, Deputy Director-General of Education (Schools) & Director of Schools
Guest of honour Mrs Tan Chen Kee, Deputy Director-General of Education (Schools) and Director of Schools (second from the right) with Ms Sharon Liat, Brigade President, and the winners of the Primary Invent Category.
After a long hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Girls were thrilled to meet their fellow GB friends face to face at long last.
Guest of honour Mrs Tan Chen Kee, Deputy Director-General of Education (Schools) and Director of Schools encouraged Girls to become leaders of value to the community around them. Leaders who lived according to their values and valued people no matter their status.
If the entries we’ve received this year are a good gauge of what our GB Girls truly value today, we are excited to see how they’ll live out their lives in the future.
Although understanding the plight of those in pain can be an uncomfortable and possibly a “disheartening” experience, as they prepared for this competition, countless Girls would have sparked important conversations and explored unique ways of expressing their desires to help people in need. Their experiences are essential for them to figure out their place in the world and the difference they can make.
– 84th Singapore Company, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School
Artwork by Girls from the 84th Singapore Company
Through the LGT Challenge, Girls would have discovered new things about both marginalised people groups, and about themselves. They’re not just students, but also capable artists, filmmakers, script writers, directors, inventors, and social commentators.
The LGT Challenge is just the beginning. Now armed with new knowledge and skills, what will you as a young person do?
Are we willing to continue walking the long walk to improve the lives of those in need?
As an adult, how will you encourage youth to make good their dreams to build a better world?
– Ryan, OuterEdit, Competition Judge
Foo Chin Wei
HOD CCE, Maris Stella High School
Social Worker of Touch Community Services
Founder and Managing Director of OuterEdit, a branding and creative agency