…regardless of race, language or religion…
CAMP Singapura is a 5D4N programme designed to promote social cohesion and harmony. Based on CISV’s extensive programming experience, this programme seeks to engage students in various types of diversity themed activities. Students will be engaged in post activity reflection to internalise the learning points.
The learning objectives of CAMP SINGAPURA:
- Gain deeper understanding of the ethnic groups.
- Strengthen intercultural understanding, tolerance and friendship
- Value and appreciate Singapore’s social-cultural diversity.
- Develop sense of belonging to Singapore and be proud to be a Singaporean.
Programme Duration: 5 days 4 nights residential (Monday to Friday)
Level and Group Size: Secondary 3, Cohort Level
SOCIAL COHESION AND HARMONY
Singapore has come a long way since its independence in 1965. We have enjoyed many years of peace and stability through racial harmony. The World around us has shifted significantly over the last 50 years. We are now entering the 4th Industrial Revolution with VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) as the norm. We need to be able to compete and excel in a new world order that calls for creativity, innovation and high productivity.
A key to our success is the cohesive social fabric that has been built up painstakingly over the last 50 years. This multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-cultural, and multi-language society co-exists in a volatile region where a single spark can ignite and lead to uncontrollable social unrest.
To ensure that this strength continues, we must prepare and strengthen our beliefs in our Pledge to be ‘One United People’, regardless of Race, Language or Religion. Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had, in 1965, promised to build a multiracial nation. He said on Aug 9 that year: “This is not a Malay nation; this is not a Chinese nation; this is not an Indian nation. Everyone will have his place, equal: language, culture, religion.”
Today, students celebrate Racial Harmony Day every July 21st, decked in traditional outfit and learned the virtues of respect and diversity. We can and must do more.
We must start with the youth of today such that as the leaders of tomorrow, they will continue to carry this belief system to ensure national unity and strengthening of the social fabric that has kept us safe.
Click here to download CAMP SINGAPURA Programme Outline