OnePeople.sg organises a series of programmes to effectively engage and build the capabilities and capacities of our stakeholders in the promotion of racial harmony. OnePeople.sg works with community partners to strengthen its reach and supports worthwhile public education efforts organised by the community, religious or grassroots groups to promote racial and religious harmony.
Orange Ribbon Walk – Rise Against Racism
The Orange Ribbon, a colour for understanding, respect and trust is adopted by OnePeople.sg to symbolise racial and religious harmony.
In 2008, The Orange Ribbon Celebrations (ORC) was launched as a national event and focal point to promote racial harmony portraying shared values of respect and understanding in our community.
In July 2013, the ORC was rebranded as the Orange Ribbon Run– to inspire a community movement against racism. ‘Race Against Racism’ led by OPSG and supported by community stakeholders, has drawn widespread support from the community with an outpour of messages against prejudice.
By July 2017, the Orange Ribbon Movement took the form of a walk, with the intention to become more inclusive for everyone.
Engagement with IRCCs
Cultural Learning Journeys
The Cultural Learning Journeys aims to provide an overview of the racial and religious harmony in Singapore to various communities and groups. The learning journey also includes curated and guided visits to different cultural and religious sites where participants can have a greater awareness, deeper understanding; reflecting on major historical incidents that had an impact to the state of Racial and Religious Harmony in Singapore. It also aims to highlight the significance of preserving such Harmony; through the promotion of social cohesiveness and integration among the different communities in Singapore.
The Facilitator Workshop aims to equip the IRCC members with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to facilitate inter-racial and inter-ethnic discussion among their residents. Participants are also expected to be given ample practical and hands-on practice sessions with relevant case studies and facilitation frameworks.
The Mediation Workshop aims to address possible ground tensions and inter-ethnic issues. Members learn about steps to peaceful dispute resolution and ways to foster better relationships.
Engagement with Educators
MOE Racial Harmony Forum
The programme, in collaboration with MOE will give an opportunity for a safe space for School Leaders and Educators to explore elements of the community which contribute towards the building the strength of our social fabric through experiential learning journeys.
MOE Community Engagement Programme
The workshops aim to prepare the learners in managing racial and religious incidents within their work setting and to promote better understanding of the diverse religions in Singapore. Participants learn first-hand about the origins, festivals and practices of different faith communities in Singapore. These sessions also help in sharing commonalities among different faiths.The workshops also aim to heighten awareness on racial and religious sensitivities and learners with skills of ground sensing and techniques and skills in mediation and facilitating a conflict of a Racial/Religious nature.
The programme gives an opportunity for a safe space for educators and community groups to explore elements of the community which contribute towards the building the strength of our social fabric. Participants embark on an experiential learning journey and engage in conversations with community stakeholders on site. The reflective observation and narratives gathered will form the basis for reflections and how can this be applied in our daily lives.
OnePeople.sg Experiential Conversations provides an avenue for frank and constructive discussion on deeper issues about race in a trusted and safe space. Held in an informal setting, the programme aims to explore one’s openness to ethnic and religious diversity and enhance individual’s understanding of inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations. The engagement model of an Experiential Conversations comprises of establishing norms of respect, trust and confidentiality within the group setting, taking an on the spot survey which gauges one’s openness to diversity and bringing forth diverse views and perspectives from the participants.