New initiatives for youths to learn about heritage of grassroots movement
- POSTED: 21 Jul 2014 20:13
The National Community Leadership Institute has launched two new initiatives to reach out to youths to inspire them to serve the community.
SINGAPORE: The National Community Leadership Institute has launched two new initiatives to reach out to youths, hoping to inspire them to serve the community. It is partnering schools to reach out to 28,000 youths this year - to teach them about the heritage of the grassroots movement, and explore ways they can help make a difference in the community.
The two programmes - the Grassroots Heritage Roving Exhibition and Youth Leadership Programmes - were launched on Monday (July 21) at Fuhua Primary School.
The People's Association says the grassroots movement had, in the early days, contributed to promoting racial and social unity, and it continues to play that role in the community today. The exhibition will provide students with a platform to learn about these stories.
The two programmes have a very important mission, said Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. "This message has to pass on and we need a new generation of ambassadors that will continue to uphold these values in the society.”