The initiatives under OnePeople.sg aim to create an environment that facilitates deeper interaction and better understanding between individuals and communities, fostering a stronger sense of identity and building a more resilient social fabric.
OnePeople.sg was established in 1997 to promote racial harmony and spearhead programmes and initiatives to bring the different ethnic communities together. Formerly known as the Central Singapore Joint Social Service Centre, the organisation was repositioned and given a new identity - OnePeople.sg. On 27 May 2007, OnePeople.sg was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as an organisation that champions racial harmony initiatives in Singapore.
Mr Zainudin Nordin, Mayor of Central Singapore District, is the Chairman of the OnePeople.sg Management Committee. The Management Committee comprises of members from the Self-Help Groups (namely, Chinese Assistance Development Council, MENDAKI, Singapore Indian Development Association, The Eurasian Association, Singapore, and Association of Muslim Professionals), the Community Development Councils, (namely, Central Singapore Community Development Council, North East Community Development Council, North West Community Development Council, South East Community Development Council, South West Community Development Council), People's Association, government agencies, academic institutions and various community organisations.
OnePeople.sg aims to be the leading advocate for multi-racialism – the voice and main resource centre on race relations in Singapore. The initiatives under OnePeople.sg aim to create an environment that facilitates deeper interaction and better understanding between individuals and communities, fostering a stronger sense of identity and building a more resilient social fabric.
With its membership of community organisations and adopting a many-helping-hands approach, OnePeople.sg brings Singaporeans together as one people regardless of race, language or religion. OnePeople.sg aims to be a fermenting ground for ideas and resources, and further strengthen our bonds and friendship by providing one platform for individuals and organisations to work together on issues relating to race and religion.