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Overview of Edusave Character Award (ECHA)


The Edusave Character Award (ECHA) was introduced in 2012 to enable schools to recognise students who consistently demonstrate
 exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions.

This is part of the larger goal to foster an inclusive and stronger Singapore as we broaden the qualities and achievements to be encouraged and applauded. The award also supports schools’ continuing efforts in nurturing students of good values and character, who are active contributors and concerned citizens.

Eligibility of Award
The students who are eligible for the award must meet the following criteria:
1.    Singaporeans and
2.    Students must, on a consistent basis, demonstrate good character and values.  In particular, students may be identified for demonstrating the following types of qualities:
o School values and/or character traits that the school wishes to recognise or encourage
o A high level of civic responsibility
o Qualities associated with resilience

Please note that the same student can be nominated more than once by the various teachers and these multiple nominations serves to inform the shortlisting panel as an affirmation of the student’s character.

Form of Award
ECHA awardees will receive a certificate + S$500 award voucher

Each deserving student can receive the ECHA award on top of other Edusave awards [e.g. Edusave Scholarship, the Edusave Merit Bursary or the Good Progress Award, Edusave Award for Achievement, Good Leadership and Service (EAGLES)]

Selection Process and Timeline
9th July, 0800 to 20th July, 2359: Nomination period for the ECHA Award
23rd July to 31st August: Selection and Shortlisting
17th September to 28th September: Interview for shortlisted candidates
1st October to 12th October: Endorsement stage

Overview of IJC Humanity Award
IJC Humanity Award is introduced by the college to recognize exemplary service of students who has made a positive societal impact on the welfare of humankind.

Humanitarian service is defined as actions, beyond the responsibilities of the student, embracing diversity with compassion towards other human beings. The actions should have helped to improve the welfare of humankind, including significant contributions benefiting the community. In carrying out the service, the nominees should not expect compensation for his/her service.

Students should display actions that focuses on betterment of people:
i. Directly – Direct interaction with the people in need
(for e.g. volunteering in Old Folks home, tutoring kids from low SES, online fund raising for people in need and etc.)
ii. Indirectly – Indirectly improving living conditions of the people by improving the environment that we live in
(for e.g. care for the nature and environment, care for animals and etc.)

Eligibility of Award
The students who are eligible for the award must meet the following criteria:
1. Participated in or initiated school related Values in Action (VIA) projects and/or external contribution and
2. Students who display the values of Humanity, Compassion, Kindness consistently.

Please note that the same student can be nominated more than once by the various teachers, parents and public. These multiple nominations serves to inform the shortlisting panel as an affirmation of the student’s value.

Form of Award
IJC Humanity awardees will receive a certificate from the college.

Selection Process and Timeline
9th July, 0800 to 20th July, 2359: Nomination period for the IJC Humanity Award
23rd July to 31st August: Verification, Selection and Shortlisting
17th September to 5th October: Endorsement stage

How do I nominate?
You can nominate the students for both the awards if they satisfy the criteria for both using the same nomination form. You can access the form at http://tinyurl.com/ECHA-Humanity2018

Please be reminded to make your nominations by Friday, 20th July 2018, 2359hrs
.