OnePeople.sg was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 7 May 2007 as an organisation that champions racial harmony initiatives in Singapore. This marked an evolution from its previous identity as the Central Singapore Joint Social Service Centre (CS JSSC). The CS JSSC was established in 1997 by the different Self-Help Groups in Singapore – Chinese Development Assistance Council, Yayasan MENDAKI, Singapore Indian Development Association, The Eurasian Association, Singapore, and the Association of Muslim Professionals. These groups still continue to be Founding Members along
with the People’s Association and Community Development Councils with the inception of OnePeople.sg.
OnePeople.sg was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in May 2007.
OnePeople.sg aims to facilitate deeper understanding of race relations. Our youth driven initiatives foster an appreciation for diversity and nurture cross-cultural exchanges. We provide a conducive environment for youths from different cultural backgrounds to learn about diversity, dialogue, build friendships and lead racial harmony efforts. Our desire through these approaches is to develop youths to be advocates and ambassadors.
We conduct community engagement programmes which serve to build capacity among stakeholders. These include educators, community, religious and grassroots leaders, and members who have a significant influence on community relations. Our programmes are tailored towards gearing our stakeholders to better understand issues, trends, and developments concerning community integration. Engaging the broader community, we organise dialogues, learning journeys, training and provide a safe space for conversations on difficult issues concerning cultural diversity. OnePeople.sg also develops resources and joint studies at regular intervals to initiate greater intervention and support education and engagement.