Singaporean receives Outstanding Young Persons International award
16 Jan 2008
SINGAPORE: Singaporean rock musician turned youth counsellor Glenn Lim has won global recognition for his personal improvement and achievement.
He was among 10 individuals to receive The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) International Award for 2007. The ceremony was held in November last year at the Junior Chamber International (JCI) World Congress in Antalya, Turkey.
Lim was given the TOYP Singapore award in April last year for helping spread positive and constructive messages to the youths in the community.
In September, he was selected by an international panel of judges to be one of the Top 10 Honorees for the International Award. 157 entries from 42 national organisations and countries were received by the JCI for the TOYP programme. The award honours young individuals who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world's youth. It also recognises their contributions to the welfare of their communities, their countries and the world.
In Singapore, Lim is well known as a rock musician who turned his back on drugs to become a youth counsellor and later a conference speaker. He had also received the Singapore Youth Award for Community and Youth Services and the ASEAN Youth Award.
The Orchid Jayceettes, which is affiliated to Junior Chamber International, says it will work with Lim on projects and activities aimed at inspiring Singapore youths to seek excellence and serve the community.
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