Updated: 02/24/2013 00:18

CDCs to aid interaction between new and existing citizens



CDCs to aid interaction between new and existing citizens

Singapore's Community Development Councils or CDCs plan to create platforms for new and existing citizens to come together to forge friendships. 

The aim is also for them to have a better appreciation and understanding of one another. 

The Coordinating Mayor of the five CDCs, Dr Amy Khor said, one way will be to create interest groups that all would be keen to take part in. 

The topic of integration has been in the air recently, especially during the debate on the White Paper on Population. 

Sharing some of their experiences, mayors of some CDCs said interest groups have been a successful way to integrate existing and new citizens. 

Dr Khor added that constituencies can tap on funds such as the National Integration Fund to organise the programmes and says the CDCs are prepared to chip in with funding for programmes if needed.

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