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MOE Edusave Character Award


The MOE Edusave CHaracter Award (ECHA), which aims to recognise Singaporean students who demonstrate exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions, was introduced in March 2012. This is part of the larger goal to foster an inclusive and stronger Singapore as the qualities and achievements to be encouraged and applauded are broadened. This award also supports schools’ continuing efforts in nurturing students of good values and character, who are active contributors and concerned citizens of Singapore. MOE ECHA recipients at Pre-U Level will each receive a certificate and an award voucher of S$500

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Students who are Singapore citizens
Nominees must consistently demonstrate good character and values:
        a) College Value of Humanity – Demonstrate care, empathy and compassion for others
        Nominees should demonstrate a high level of civic responsibility: are concerned about issues in community or issues faced by others, initiating action to address these issues to improve the lives of others, and being committed to make a positive difference;     and
        b) College Value of Integrity – guided by one’s moral compass and uphold ethical principles;   and
        c) Resilience  
        - Persevered despite facing difficult circumstances (e.g. financial problems, family issues, health issues, etc), and managed to overcome the odds and still do commendably well in academic and non-academic domains;    and/or
        Demonstrate the College Values of Clarity, Agility and Pursuit of Excellence when facing difficulties/challenges in the carrying out of tasks/duties/responsibilities
         Clarity - clarity of vision, reality and actions to navigate through future complexities
         Agility - remain steadfast amid setbacks, adapt quickly and respond effectively to challenges
         Pursuit of Excellence - put in his/her best efforts in all that he/she does, be intrinsically motivated  to seek self-improvement, and exercise commitment and grit to achieve excellence

SELECTION CRITERIA
Consistency in values and actions
Impact and depth of actions
Substantiation of relevant examples for the values demonstrated and the actions shown 
(examples quoted should be from 1 Jan 2020 to 30 Sep 2020)
Personal Qualities
Successful nominees who are shortlisted for interview in mid/end September will have to submit a personal statement prior the interview.

NOMINATION OF YIJC STUDENTS FOR 2020 MOE ECHA
Who can nominate –        Staff, Students (Peer or Self), Parents, Public
                                                              Student self-nomination should be supported by a peer endorsement 
Period of nomination –   20 July 2020 to 14 Aug 2020
Where to nominate 
Staff, Parents, Public, Peer Nomination: https://form.gov.sg/5d2d30e1e658f400117cda70