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Bonding singapore

  1. 1. Bonding SingaporeManaging Ethnic Diversity
  2. 2. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Building a national identity – Multi racialism • Equality among all races • Favouring of certain race is prohibited by the Constitution • Everyone is valued
  3. 3. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Building a national Identity – Common practices • Singing of the national anthem, taking the pledge, flag raising ceremony • Inculcate loyalty and national pride
  4. 4. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Building a national Identity – Bilingualism • Use of EL as a linking language • Use of MTL to impart values and cultural traditions
  5. 5. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Safeguarding the interest of the minority groups – Minority representation • A say in the governance • PCMR (Presidential Council of Minority Right) – No racial or religious group is disadvantaged • GRC (Group Representation Constituency) – Ensures that minority race is represented in the parliament
  6. 6. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Safeguarding the interest of the minority groups – Self help groups • CDAC (Chinese Development Assistance Council) • SINDA (Singapore Indian Development Association) – Aid in studies of the less privilege – Gives moral support – Tuition classes participated by all races (interaction) • Compete with equal footing
  7. 7. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Developing common space – Events organized by grassroots organization • PA (People’s Association) cater to the needs and interests of every S’porean – Home visits/ exchange programme build respect and friendship
  8. 8. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Developing common space – Opportunities offered by educational institutions • Home visits/ exchange programme build respect and friendship – Enhanced interactions • CCAs – Closer bonds, teamwork, respect
  9. 9. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Developing common space – Common living space provided by public housing • 1989, Ethnic integration policy – ensure interaction among races
  10. 10. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Developing common space – Activities by the IRCCs and HCs • Visits to places of worship – Appreciate and develop respect
  11. 11. Managing Ethnic Diversity• Developing common space – National Service • Shared experience – Strengthen the bond among the men
  12. 12. Importance of managing Ethnic Diversity• Ensure security and peace – People feel safe
  13. 13. Importance of managing Ethnic Diversity• Ensure economic progress – Inviting to foreign investors – well protected • Trade agreement with the USA, 2003 – Tourists feel safe and welcomed

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