A united society is not achieved by Government policy alone. The people’s contributions are very important. Ideas and activities under the Community Engagement Programme will come from our communities and be implemented by the communities. The Government will coordinate and support these efforts and create more opportunities for different communities to meet and know each other.
A Ministerial Committee on Community Engagement (MCCE) has been formed to steer the Community Engagement Programme. Supporting the MCCE are six government agencies: Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth; Ministry of Communications and Information; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Manpower and People’s Association.
While the Ministry of Home Affairs is the overall coordinating agency for the Community Engagement Programme, the following 5 community clusters will be supported by the corresponding agencies:
Religious and Community-Based Organisations, and Cultural Groups
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
Ministry of Education
Media and Academics
Ministry of Communications and Information
Businesses and unions
Ministry of Manpower
It is the aim of the Community Engagement Programme that the various organisations under each of these clusters will work among themselves and with those in other clusters to strengthen the networks and bonds within and between their respective communities.