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Amidst the new norm of Covid-19, where we have had to drastically scale back on face-to-face communication, our bonds still remain strong. We want to continue to build on the ties that bind us, so we can grow stronger and more resilient for the times ahead. Together with the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth, we present Mission:Unite, a hackathon to spur youths to identify challenges and ideate ways to bring about greater social compact.

 

 

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About the Programme


01

Create safe spaces

Creating safe spaces for people to share diverse perspectives on race and religion, and discuss challenges and issues in a non-threatening manner

02

Cultivate friendships

Leveraging digital and physical platforms to create bonds through mixing among people with different races and religions

03

Challenge stereotypes

Raise awareness to break down misconceptions and minimise flare-ups in the community

04

Collaborate with foreign friends

Learn from foreign friends through cross-border collaborations to bring about social harmony within and outside of Singapore

05

Capacity building

Develop skills to facilitate difficult and powerful conversations to foster understanding between groups, to enhance social cohesion

It is now more timely than ever for us to come together to build on our diversity, to ideate for cohesion and devise solutions that promote social harmony and drive action for change.

 

 

Programme Highlights


Two weekends of action, learning & ideation

Two weekends of action, learning & ideation

A virtual-physical hybrid experience to push boundaries and drive action

A virtual-physical hybrid experience to push boundaries and drive action

Perks and benefits to support your idea development

Perks and benefits to support your idea development

We’re committed to building a harmonious society that brings people together! And we’re ready to support ideas that can contribute to our mission. All good teams that make it to the grand finals will receive:

 

 

Perks & Prizes


A total of up to SGD300,000 grant funding to further develop your ideas

Exposure on international platforms that promote social cohesion

Mentorship, networks, and co-working space to develop and scale ideas further

Spanning over two weekends, we’re bridging the distance and closing the gap brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic to bring you a virtual and physical hybrid hackathon experience as we hack ideas for cohesion. Leveraging technology platforms and ensuring safe distancing measures, come hack with fellow participants in good faith!

 

 

 

Schedule


Day 1

27th Nov 2020 (Fri)

  • 19:00 - Mission:Unite Kickoff!
  • 20:30 - Get to Work!
Day 2

28th Nov 2020 (Sat)

  • 10:00 - Workshops
  • 12:00 - Mentoring Sessions
  • 20:00 - Mock Pitches
Day 3

3rd Dec 2020 (Thu)

  • 12:00 - Pitch Submission
  • 18:00 - First round evaluation 
Day 4

5th Dec 2020 (Sat)

  • 16:30 - Final Pitches
  • 18:00 - Awards & Closing

All are welcome to join. If you believe in creating a more gracious world that appreciates our differences and celebrates our similarities no matter the color of our skin or our beliefs, you are the person we’re looking for! This is a safe space for everyone - no experience or prior knowledge required.   

 

 

Who Should Join


Hustler

You are a resourceful go-getter, passionate in bridging divides across race and religion, and have the know-how to get an idea off the ground

Developer

You have coding and programming expertise, and can leverage technology to bring your vision to life

Designer

You have strong design skills, an eye for things that look good, and can translate your team’s vision through visuals

Coming from a multitude of backgrounds, we’re bringing tosgether a diverse panel of mentors and judges including society leaders, change-makers & social champions to Mission:Unite. That’s your opportunity to work closely and pitch to folks who can help you take your idea off the ground!

 

 

 

 

Our Mentors & Judges


Rahayu Mahzam (Judge)

Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health

Philip Ong (Judge)

Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Gurmit Singh (Judge)

Youth Wing Advisor, Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore (IRO)

Mark Lim (Judge)

Managing Director, Digital Technology, Temasek

Christopher Gordon

Acting Director (Messaging and Engagement), Ministry of Communications and Information

Geraldine Chin

Head, Good Business & Cultural Exchange, SIF

Mohamed Irshad

Founder & President, Roses of Peace

Neha Thakkar

Secretary of Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng, Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle

Shoon Yin Lim

Senior Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Practice Leader, Microsoft

Venerable Shi You Wei

Chairman, Educations Committee, Singapore Buddhist Federation

Victor Gan

Interfaith Practitioner, Centre for Interfaith Understanding

Get ready to be inspired by distinguished guest speakers who will be sharing their insights on why it’s more important than ever to strengthen racial and religious harmony, and the different ways you can do so.

 

 

 

 

Our Speakers


Alvin Tan

Minister of State (Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth)

Mohamed Irshad

Founder & President, Roses of Peace

Adrian Ang

Co-Founder & Creative Director, SGAG

Liyana Rosli Asmara

Head, Harmony Centre

Hyder Albar

Founder, Creative Nation

We’re not doing this alone. Our mission to achieve greater cohesion in society through Mission:Unite is supported by the following partners.

 

 

 

Partners


The International Conference on Cohesive Societies

The International Conference on Cohesive Societies

Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle

Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle

National Youth Council

National Youth Council

OnePeople.sg

OnePeople.sg

*SCAPE

*SCAPE

Inter-Religious Organisation

Inter-Religious Organisation

Harmony Centre

Harmony Centre

Singapore International Foundation

Singapore International Foundation

Social Impact Catalyst

Social Impact Catalyst

Young Sikh Association

Young Sikh Association

Orita Sinclair

Orita Sinclair

Entrepreneurs Club

Entrepreneurs Club

ACCIRD

ACCIRD

Roses of Peace

Roses of Peace

TiE Singapore

TiE Singapore

Ideas Hub

Ideas Hub

Community of Learning (Singapore)

Community of Learning (Singapore)

Startup Weekend Singapore

Startup Weekend Singapore

Groundup Central

Groundup Central

NUS Entrepreneurship Society

NUS Entrepreneurship Society

Startup Grind Jakarta

Startup Grind Jakarta

Apiary Coworking Space

Apiary Coworking Space

Humanist Society Singapore

Humanist Society Singapore

Reassemble

Reassemble

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean

General Assembly

General Assembly

Reebelo

Reebelo

osome

osome

Social Collider

Social Collider

Zendesk

Zendesk

barePack

barePack

Mission:Unite runs over two weekends, during which you’ll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals to brainstorm and ideate, get feedback and support from leaders in various fields, and work in teams to bring your projects to life.

 

 

 

Timeline


Registration Opens

15th October 2020

Pre-event session

19th November 2020

Mission:Unite Kickoff

27th November 2020

Workshops & Mentoring Sessions

28th November 2020

First Round Evaluation

3rd December 2020

Final Pitches

5th December 2020

Join the Movement


Be the change that you want to see in this world.

 

 

Register here