Apart from having the best airport, Singapore has just been crowned the best country for kids to live in! According to the second annual End Of Childhood report by Save the Children, the Lion city scored 987/1000 for its performance across eight indicators: under-five mortality rate, child stunting, out-of-school children and youth, child labour, child marriage, adolescent birth rate, population displaced by conflict, and child homicide rate. The amazing score puts the nation on the same par with reigning champion Slovenia, and in the top five with Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland. Although the report places Singapore in the spotlight, it reflects an overall gloomy picture for children all over the world; over 1.2 billion still live in countries mired in conflict, poverty or gender discrimination, signalling the need for more global effort in childhood improvement. Nevertheless, with its stunning result, Singapore definitely has the right to celebrate this achievement!
Written by Uyen Le-Khuc