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About the Young Sustainability Champion programme

Presented by Temasek Foundation and organised by Science Centre Singapore, the Young Sustainability Champion programme aims to raise awareness, encourage, and inspire students to develop creative solutions around critical topics relating to Environmental Science and Innovation, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

The programme allows participants to get onboard Science Centre Singapore’s new online “I am a Young Scientist” platform and complete the core sustainability-related tasks. Participants who have successfully completed the programme will be recognised and presented with badges and e-certificates. Furthermore, there will be additional competition and showcase opportunities available for outstanding participants. 

How to register?

  • For primary or secondary level students registering individually, please enrol here and register by creating an account. The programme will be automatically added to the dashboard.
  • For primary or secondary level teachers (registering a class or school), please sign up here 


I Am A Young Sustainability Champion

Key Dates for Young Sustainability Champion


 Date Programme
 22 April 2020 Online briefing for teachers
 July - August 2020 Roadshows in schools
 7 and 8 September 2020 Prototyping experience workshop (Junior category)
 10 and 11 September 2020 Pre-hackathon workshop (Senior category)
 2 – 4 November 2020 Prototyping Hackathon on Sustainability (Senior category)
 6 November 2020  Online finalists pitch – For top 15 finalist teams only. Showcase & Young Scientist Award Ceremony
June 2021 Mega Sustainability Hackathon

*In the event that parts of the programme need to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 situation, Science Centre Singapore will work with interested schools to find a mutually convenient date to conduct the programme.


Awards and Prizes


Complete the programme with a grade of 15 or more will receive

  • Certificate of Completion
  • I am a Young Sustainability Champion Badge

The outstanding student will receive

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Funds to build their solution
  • Mentorship Opportunities

Students invited to showcase their work will be eligible for

  • Multiple Prizes
  • Blue Ribbon Awards


  • Shortlisted Participants
    Shortlisted participants (Junior_and_Senior)

Learning Objectives

The online tasks for the ‘I am a Young Sustainability Champion’ programme are specially designed to build competencies for the following SDGs:


Ensure access to affordable, sustainable, reliable and modern energy for all.

  • Energy forms and uses







Makes cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Ensure sustainably consumption and production patterns. 

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Sustainable living.
  • Problem solving and investigation.
  • Logical thinking


  • How do I view the resources and see if it is suitable for my students?

    Teachers can check out the programme for both primary and secondary level at https://youngscientist.sscglobal.com.sg . Register an account and you will see  Junior and senior programmes on your dashboard.

  • How do I view my students' submission?
    As a teacher, you will be given access to view your class progress (by selecting the course and clicking grades) and check in on students whom are lagging behind.
  • What will happen next after my students completed the online badge programme?

    The secondary competition is a follow up from the badge programme, with the badge programme considered either a standalone or a prerequisite.


  • Will this programme be available during Semester two?

    Yes, the programme is open throughout the year. Students will be selected for further opportunities on a rolling basis.

  • Are the activities doable if we set it as an Home-based learning activity since we are supposed to stay at home?

    Yes, we encourage students to do the programme as home-based learning activity.

  • Is the administrative work tedious for teachers to implement?

    We will need teachers to fill in the form and give us a name list of the students. Upon receipt of the name list, we will create user id and password and send to you. If you share with us the student email addresses, we can also directly email the password to the students. The students can then log in to complete the tasks. Teachers can login to view the student progress on the system as well. The accounts will be allocated on a rolling basis to the students.

  • Is there a limit to the number of students registering for this?

    There is no limit to the number of students registering for the programme.

  • What will outstanding students be learning?

    Outstanding students will receive further opportunities and support in prototyping and design thinking. They will be given mentorship to work on projects on Sustainability.


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For more information and further enquiries on Young Sustainability Champion, please contact Dr Kiruthika at Kiruthika_RAMANATHAN@science.edu.sg or Ms Jaslyn at Jaslyn_ong@science.edu.sg 

We would like to thank Temasek Foundation for sponsoring the Young Sustainability Champion programme.

The Young Sustainability Champion is supported by Temasek Foundation. Temasek Foundation supports a diverse range of programmes that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. Collectively, their programmes strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange, enhance regional capabilities, and advance science for a sustainable world. Temasek Foundation’s programmes, made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Temasek, strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come.