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.
Creating safe spaces for people to share diverse perspectives on race and religion, and discuss challenges and issues in a non-threatening manner
Leveraging digital and physical platforms to create bonds through mixing among people with different races and religions
Raise awareness to break down misconceptions and minimise flare-ups in the community
Learn from foreign friends through cross-border collaborations to bring about social harmony within and outside of Singapore
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.
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:
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!
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.
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
You have coding and programming expertise, and can leverage technology to bring your vision to life
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!
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.
We’re not doing this alone. Our mission to achieve greater cohesion in society through Mission:Unite is supported by the following partners.
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.
15th October 2020
19th November 2020
27th November 2020
28th November 2020
3rd December 2020
5th December 2020