Emerging Stronger Conversations
The COVID-19 crisis has brought about changes and challenges for our nation. At the same time, it is also an opportunity for us to reflect and learn from our experience. Join us for a series of conversations to share your hopes for a resilient, post-COVID Singapore society, and how we can work together to create a better future. These conversations are open to all Singapore Citizens and PRs.
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Interested to know what Singaporeans shared at the Singapore Together ESC sessions so far? Download the infographics to find out more.
SG Together ESC sessions (23 August - 5 September 2020)
SG Together ESC sessions (7 - 22 August 2020)
SG Together ESC sessions (June - 6 August 2020)
Ministry of Home Affairs’ Emerging Stronger Conversations x Yellow Ribbon SG - Beyond Second Chances on 29 Sep 2020
Covid-19 has changed the norms and brought about many challenges to our nation. There are many amongst us whose lives have been affected by this pandemic, and the ex-offenders are not spared from this. By supporting and encouraging the vulnerable in our midst, we will emerge stronger to become a more caring, cohesive and resilient society. The Emerging Stronger Conversations organised by Yellow Ribbon Singapore seeks to initiate conversations on the likely threats and opportunities when we reintegrate an ex-offender back into our fold. Embracing the ex-offenders back into our neighborhood and workplace are necessary steps to take in building a more inclusive and cohesive society.
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National Environment Agency’s Citizens Workgroup on Reducing Excessive Consumption of Disposables
“What can we do together to reduce the excessive consumption of disposables, such as single-use plastics, in Singapore?” Share your views or join in one of NEA’s workgroup sessions to address this challenge statement.
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To be fully engaged and participate in national conversations, we need to be familiar with government policies, understand how they affect us and stay updated with the current issues. Here are some concerns facing Singaporeans today. What are your thoughts and how do you think you can contribute to these conversations? Join us to discuss further.
Finding Support: Well-being
The importance of celebrating small wins during COVID-19 times
You might not think that reorganising a closet or finishing a book are things to shout about, but these are examples of progress we should pat ourselves on the back for. Find out how celebrating accomplishments, no matter how small, can impact our happiness, self-efficacy and productivity!
Source: CNA Lifestyle
Finding Support: Jobs
Here are some tips on job hunting in a downturn. First, reach out directly to the boss
For author Roger Phua, reaching out directly to head honchos of companies landed him jobs, even though he was searching for employment during difficult times. Learn from his experiences and pick up strategies on how to stand out when applying for your next role.
My friend, the frontliner
What’s it like for a doctor to care for COVID-19 patients? Writer Karun S’Baram checks in with his friend Dr Soma to find out how he has been coping since the virus disrupted our lives. The father of three, who had to stay away from home in the first few weeks of the Circuit Breaker period, shares how he handles the daily grind and what motivates him to press on.
Source: The Pride
Building Our Community
Under-35 and jobless: S’poreans turn to side hustles, self-improvement while waiting to land a full-time job
No job, no matter. Young Singaporeans are making the most of their time as they wait out the poor job market. From upgrading their skill sets to turning their hobbies into a business, many are adapting the best they can. Be inspired by their resilience and find out what recruiters have to say about settling for any job.
Building Our Community
‘The little moments matter’: S’porean, 26, helps at-risk youths through mentorship & sports
Inspired by his time working at the Singapore Boys’ Hostel, Joshua Tay wanted to be there for these youths after they left the hostel. Together with his friends, he founded Impart, a non-profit organisation that helps at-risk youth reintegrate into society. If you have an idea to start something like Joshua, tap on the Our Singapore Fund to make your ground-up initiative come alive!
REACH WhatsApp chat group (English)
Share your views on national policies on REACH WhatsApp Chat Group. Now open for feedback and when the opportunity arises for us to discuss hot-button issues and national policies. Period: 01 March 2019 - 31 Dec 2020.
REACH WhatsApp chat group (Chinese)
Share your views on national policies on REACH Chinese WhatsApp Chat Group. Now open for feedback and when the opportunity arises for us to discuss hot-button issues and national policies. Period: 19 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2020.
‘Stay Strong Singapore’ campaign is a ground-up initiative by the Happiness Initiative in partnership with MCCY to offer encouragement beyond the circuit breaker. You can also check out the Telegram sticker pack!