22 February 2017
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Food for Thought
93 Stamford Road
National Museum of Singapore
FUZE NIGHTS - 22 FEBRUARY 2017
Be An Idea believes that stories are powerful ways of opening new ways of thinking and sparking intention to action. Fuze Night is the one night in the month where people interested in making a difference come together for a night of connecting, learning and inspiration.
Join us on 22 February, Wednesday at Food For Thought (National Museum) and be inspired by the innovative minds that are pushing for positive change in Singapore and beyond, and learn what it takes to create effective social movements from expert leaders in societal leadership. Network with like-minded people in the audience and form powerful new partnerships.
In this month's edition, we have a line-up of incredibly inspiring people to learn from:
- Sriven Naidu, Programme and Development Director at Singapore Management University
- Syed Faisal, Vice President of Malay Youth Literary Association
- Wu Jian Ping, Youth Arts Manager at National Arts Council
- Kelly Ann Zainal, Lead Organiser of Human Library Singapore
Total sales based on ticket value (excluding transaction fees) will be donated to Malay Youth Literary Association's philanthropic efforts.
THIS MONTH'S TALKs
code-switching AND SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE OF OTHER SECTORS TO DEVELOP POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS
Sriven Naidu, Singapore Management University
Sriven Naidu currently serves as Director, Programme Development and Partnerships (Masters of Tri-Sector Collaboration) at SMU's School of Social Sciences. The role includes developing an ecosystem of partnerships to pursue research, education and thought-leadership that enhances the sustainability of organisations and industry sectors – while addressing select societal priorities under the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He believes that to thrive, any organization must be embedded in a web of mutually-beneficial relationships - and co-evolve with its partners as the environment transforms. This way an organization continuously ‘develops’ capabilities to sustainably secure the resources it needs – in addition to ‘growing’ as measured by the financial performance indicators.
NOISE SINGAPORE: BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF MUSICIANS
Wu Jian Ping, National Arts Council
Jianping has spent his entire life cultivating his passion in music in different capacities. He grew up in a family of classical singers and was exposed to the big stage at a young age.
As a young participant in the National Arts Council's music mentorship programme in 2007, he is privileged to have come full-circle to now helm the same component as part of Noise Singapore, developing young and talented musicians locally. Now an arts administrator, he has shared his experience at discussion panels at Face The Music (2016) in Melbourne, Baybeats Festival (2016) and the *SCAPE Invasion Tour series (2015 & 2016) in Singapore. He has also been the main music programmer for Noise Singapore in the past 4 years, taking care of the music programming for the national youth arts platform aimed at developing and nurturing young artists.
OUR YOUTH: THE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
Syed Faisal, Malay Youth Literary Association (4PM)
Syed Faisal Syed Ismail started at 4PM as a debate participant in 1999, and volunteered actively after. Mr Faisal was also a mentor to two youths from Jurong Boys Home in 2005/6. He was later appointed Chairman of Happening in Tertiary Schools (HITZ) programme where he was in charge of youthengagement.
In 2010, Mr Faisal represented 4PM as a member of education workshop taskforce which saw him working with a group of community leaders to come up with proposal to improve the educational level of Malay Muslim students. He continued to lead the Bahas committee as Chairman in 2009 and 2012, and mentored Bahas participants and committee members in 2014. Mr Faisal also represented 4PM in the SG KITA committee for the Malay Muslim Organisation book launch in 2015. Currently, he is the Vice President I of 4PM and the Chairman of the Community Engagement Committee.
HUMAN LIBRARY: MAKING ROOM FOR CONVERSATIONS
Kelly Ann Zainal, Human Library
Human Library SG aims to provide a safe space for conversations to occur between various groups in Singapore, and in the process, create positive experiences and mutual respect amongst individuals. In a Human Library, individuals get the opportunity to borrow people instead of books and to listen to their stories firsthand.
The first run of Human Library SG saw a turnout of 400 participants who heard stories from 48 different Human Books. Ajith and Kelly are the lead organisers of the Human Library SG. Ajith is a PhD candidate from NUS, while Kelly is a mental health researcher.
Both Ajith and Kelly have been volunteers at various organisations in Singapore, including Beyond Social Services, Singapore Prisons Service and Singapore After-Care Association. One of their main motivations to organise Human Library SG was their desire to create awareness about various social causes and their associated volunteering opportunities locally. They hope to make Human Library a mainstay in Singapore by building up the Human Book Catalogue and providing guidance to other individuals/groups who may want to take up this same challenge.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- the good folk who work at non-profits
- volunteers who donate their time
- corporate social responsibility advocates
- social entrepreneurs
- cause-related project owners
- anyone who wants to make a difference
- anyone searching for purpose/meaning
...and anyone making the world a better place.
This Month's Beneficiary: malay youth literary association (4PM)
In 1948, the Malay Youth Literary Association (4PM) was established with a core mission to maximise youth potential for the benefit of the community. From its humble beginning as a small group of passionate individuals providing educational support by offering tuitions to children and cultural activities for youths in kampungs, 4PM has transformed into an organisation that focuses on uplifting the educational status of the community as well as shaping our youths. http://www.4pm.org.sg
About Fuze Nights
Fuze Nights are when change-makers and social impact leaders take a break, let their hair down, and engage with others making our world a better place.
Fuze Nights kick off with short talks from knowledge leaders to inspire the social impact sector with their unique expertise.
Most evenings also have live entertainment, and are the perfect venue to connect, catch up and have a great time.
ABOUT BE AN IDEA
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$5 (Early Bird)