Six youths from primary and secondary schools in Singapore were among 11 people recognised on Friday as "good neighbours" for going the extra mile to care for their community.
They won the award under the Student category, introduced for the first time this year by the National Development Ministry, according to Singapore TV Channel NewsAisa on Saturday.
Thirteen-year-old Cheyenne Chong impressed the panel in the way she mobilised her community to search for her neighbour's missing dog. Although they were unable to find the dog, what she did touched the hearts of many in her block and pulled them closer together as a community.
Another young recipient, 11-year-old Tan Yu Yun, keeps a blog of her experiences in helping her neighbours, in order to inspire her friends to do the same.
Senior Minister of State for National Development Grace Fu, who presented them with the awards, said while these may be simple acts, what these young award recipients did make an impact on their community.
She said they brought the community closer together and inspired others to be good neighbours, adding that in high density housing estates, consideration for others is more critical than ever.