9-10 June 2018 / 2 Days, 1 Night / Singapore
What does inequality in Singapore look like? Despite Singapore’s fast-growing economy, 10-14% of Singaporeans still face severe financial struggles in trying to meet their basic needs. Some of these Singaporeans struggle to find and keep jobs, financially-needy elderly are vulnerable, marginalised and without financial security while others find themselves becoming homeless. How do our policies and schemes address these issues, and what are their limitations? What role might civil society play in narrowing the gap?
SAMPLE FELLOWSHIP CAMP ITINERARY
(TBC and subject to change)
Dialogue with experts on inequality in Singapore; attain deep insights and macro landscape clarity+Understand the government’s big picture, dissect policy and analyse strategic approaches to tackling inequality through a chat with a public servant+Explore access through a discussion with a for-profit company that employs the working poor, understand the role of these platforms and their strategic motivation+Spend the evening with the elderly inhabiting rental flats; Through stories and exchange, grasp the crucial role of ground-up initiatives in providing essential emotional and pragmatic support+
End the day by hearing firsthand from people who struggle through poverty and homelessness. Develop empathy and grapple with the complexity of their lived experiences.
Synergise the role and impact of the 3 sectors through a facilitated consolidation session; Build your Theory of Change as a cohort+Breaking out of the poverty cycle - Complex issues require sophisticated strategies - grasp the importance of a holistic approach crafted close to the ground through engagements with 4th Sector (for Benefit Corporations) working in this space
Camp fee:Full cost $690 | Subsidised cost $411